This Week in Roosevelt History: July 8-14 July 8, 2010May 29, 2015 by fdrlibrary, posted in This Week in Roosevelt History July 10, 1934: FDR became the first president to travel to South America while in office. FDR – with three others in Panama, standing on gangplank with ship in rear. July 11, 1934 FDR Library Photo Collection. NPx. 48-22:3660(35).