This might seem premature. I mean, you haven’t elected him yet. August 11th is National Presidential Joke Day celebrating “the humour found yet so often unappreciated in the highest office in the land.”

It’s also National Raspberry Bombe Day, but did Ronnie have that in mind when he made a soundcheck on CBS on this day in 1984. “My fellow Americans, I’m pleased to tell you today that I’ve signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.”