Category Archives: Day by Day

Franklin D. Roosevelt Day by Day – October

50th Anniversary of the Dedication of the Statue of Liberty On October 28, 1936, President Roosevelt attended and addressed the 50th anniversary of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty. In his address FDR states that “the realization that we … Continue reading

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Franklin D. Roosevelt Day by Day – September

FDR & Constitution Day This is the September 17, 1938 radio address FDR gave to the Constitutional Convention in Poughkeepsie, NY.  For more information on Constitution Day at the National Archives, please visit: http://www.archives.gov/calendar/constitution-day/ For more documents and photographs from FDR’s … Continue reading

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Franklin D. Roosevelt Day by Day – August

The Atlantic Charter The Atlantic Charter was the statement of principles agreed to by President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill of Great Britain at their first wartime conference, August 9-12, 1941. The conference was held on board naval vessels anchored … Continue reading

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Franklin D. Roosevelt Day by Day – July

This week marked the 75th anniversary of the disappearance of Amelia Earhart. Her disappearance has remained an enduring mystery to this day. In November of 1936 Earhart wrote a letter to FDR detailing her upcoming around the world flight and … Continue reading

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Franklin D. Roosevelt Day by Day – June

D-Day On June 6, 1944, the United States and its allies launched the greatest amphibious invasion in history on the shores of France. Over 150,000 soldiers, sailors, and airmen stormed the beaches of Normandy beginning a campaign that would end … Continue reading

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Franklin D. Roosevelt Day by Day – May

Memorial Day celebrations in the United States began after the Civil War to commemorate the lives of those lost during the war. During FDR’s presidency, Decoration Day honored the lives of all Americans who had died in military service for … Continue reading

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Franklin D. Roosevelt Day by Day – April

On March 29, 1945, FDR left the White House for the last time on a trip to Warm Springs, Georgia. He had first visited Warm Springs in the mid-1920s after hearing that the waters there had healing powers.  He hoped … Continue reading

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Franklin D. Roosevelt Day by Day – March

March 17, 1935 marked Franklin and Eleanor’s 30th wedding anniversary. They were married on St. Patrick’s Day in 1905 in New York City at the home of Eleanor’s aunt, Mrs. Henry Parrish Jr. The bride was given away by her … Continue reading

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Franklin D. Roosevelt Day by Day – February

FDR and Japanese American Internment February 2012 marks the 70th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066. The decision to intern Japanese Americans is widely viewed by historians and legal scholars as a blemish on Roosevelt’s wartime record. Following … Continue reading

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Franklin D. Roosevelt Day by Day – January

On January 18, 1935, President Roosevelt spoke to Congress on social legislation. He asked for broad social security programs, unemployment compensation, old age pensions, federal aid for dependent and crippled children, and federal aid to state and local public health … Continue reading

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