This Week in Roosevelt History: August 1-7

August 6, 1918: FDR finds himself under fire on the Verdun front with General de Haye.

FDR at La Citadelle in Verdun, France.
August 6, 1918
FDR Library Photo Collection. NPx. 47-96:4802(83).

Excerpt from FDR's 1918 Diary.


Did you know:

  • On August 1, 1933, the NRA blue eagle made its official appearance.
  • On August 2, 1939 FDR signed the Hatch Act which prohibited federal officeholders from active participation in political campaigns.