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Nine People Acting Upset That an Apartment Baby Ronald Reagan Once Lived in Was Torn Down

17 Aug 1992, Houston, Texas, USA --- Ronald Reagan Speaking at the Republican National Convention --- Image by © Ralf-Finn Hestoft/CORBIS

A predictable, completely fabricated conservative panic erupted earlier this year around the news that the University of Chicago planned to knock down a building where a 2-year-old Ronald Reagan resided for less than a year. (The building was denied landmark status for not being associated with Reagan's "active and productive years," despite the fact that he likely learned skills there that helped him become president, like using stairs.) No, the property is not being turned into a parking lot for Obama's presidential library, despite what Fox News may have said, but it was demolished today, and yes, some people are pretending like that somehow matters to them.

Hopefully a Fox & Friends memorial is pending.

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Photo: Ralf-Finn Hestoft/Corbis