This Week in Roosevelt History: May 22-31

May 27, 1935: The Supreme Court declares the National Industrial Recovery Act unconstitutional.


Did you know:

  • On May 28, 1934 FDR reviewed the fleet off the entrance to the New York harbor while aboard the USS Indianapolis. The fleet consisted of 81 warships, a naval line that stretched for 12 miles, which took 90 minutes to pass.
  • On May 28, 1942 FDR sent greetings to Yank on the publication of its first issue. Yank was an army weekly magazine whose editorial staff consisted entirely of enlisted men.
  • On May 27, 1943, FDR issued an executive order establishing the Office of War Mobilization.