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Detroit hosts 32nd Republican National Convention
July 15, 2021 @ 12:00 am
Joe Louis Arena in Detroit was host to the 32nd Republican National Convention, which opened on this day in 1980. Ronald Reagan was nominated for president, and took the unprecedented step of announcing his VP choice from the podium of the convention himself. He chose George H. W. Bush, over rumored running mate, Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford.