Ronald Reagan fires 11,359 air-traffic controllers


On August 5, 1981, President Ronald Reagan begins firing 11,359 air-traffic controllers striking in violation of his order for them to return to work. The executive action, regarded as extreme by many, significantly slowed air travel for months. Two days earlier, on August 3, …read more

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Ronald Reagan fires 11,359 air-traffic controllers

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August 1, 2019

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February 9, 2010

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Article Title

Ronald Reagan fires 11,359 air-traffic controllers

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HISTORY

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https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/reagan-fires-11359-air-traffic-controllers

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August 4, 2022

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A&E Television Networks

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August 1, 2019

Original Published Date

February 9, 2010