32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Full Name: Franklin D. Roosevelt [Franklin Delano Roosevelt]
Nationality: American

Profession: 32nd US President
Political Party: Democratic
Political Titles: Governor of New York

Presidential Term: 4th March, 1933 - 12th April, 1945
Preceded By: Herbert Hoover
Succeeded By: Harry Truman

Why Famous: Democratic US President who served three terms (1933-45) Instituted wide-ranging 'New Deal' policies to cope with the Great Depression. Took the USA into World War II after attack on pearl Harbour with his famous 'infamy' speech.

Born: 30th January, 1882
Star Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hyde Park, New York, USA

Died: 12th April, 1945 (aged 63)
Cause of Death: Stroke

Married Life

1905-03-17 - Eleanor Roosevelt (20) marries Franklin D. Roosevelt (23) later 32nd US President in New York, & given away by her uncle, 26th President Theodore Roosevelt

Historical Events in the Life of Franklin D. Roosevelt

1903-11-22 - Franklin Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt are engaged
1921-08-10 - FDR stricken with polio at summer home on Canadian island of Campobello
1932-07-01 - NY Gov FDR nominated for president at Dem Convention in Chicago
1932-07-02 - FDR makes 1st presidential nominating conventional acceptance speech
1932-09-24 - NY Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt visits LA
1932-11-08 - Franklin Roosevelt (D) elected 32nd President for 1st time
1933-02-15 - Pres-elect Franklin Roosevelt survives assassination attempt
1933-03-04 - FDR inaugrated as 32nd pres, pledges to pull US out of Depression & says "We have nothing to fear but fear itself"
1933-03-05 - FDR proclaims 10-day bank holiday
1933-03-06 - FDR declares a nationwide bank holiday
1933-03-09 - Congress is called into special session by FDR, beginning its "100 days"
1933-03-12 - FDR conducts his 1st "fireside chat"
1933-03-22 - FDR makes wine & beer with up to 3.2% alcohol legal
1933-04-19 - FDR announces US will leave gold standard
1933-05-18 - Tennessee Valley Act (TVA) Act signed by FDR, to build dams
1933-05-21 - Mount Davidson Cross lit by FDR via telegraph
1933-06-02 - FDR authorizes 1st swimming pool built inside the White House
1933-11-08 - FDR creates Civil Works Administration
1933-12-04 - FDR creates Federal Alcohol Control Administration
1934-01-31 - FDR devalues US dollar in relation to gold at $35 per ounce
1934-04-28 - FDR signs Home Owners Loan Act
1934-06-26 - FDR signs Federal Credit Union Act, establishing Credit Unions
1934-07-10 - 1st sitting US president to visit South America, FDR in Colombia
1934-07-11 - FDR became 1st US president to travel through Panama Canal
1935-05-27 - Supreme Court declares FDR's Natl Recovery Act unconstitutional
1935-06-16 - US Congress accepts FDR's "New Deal"
1935-06-28 - FDR orders a federal gold vault to be built at Fort Knox, Kentucky
1935-07-05 - FDR signs National Labor Relations Act
1935-08-31 - FDR signs an act prohibiting export of US arms to belligerents
1935-09-30 - The Hoover Dam, astride the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada, is dedicated by FDR
1935-11-14 - FDR proclaims Philippine Islands a free commonwealth
1936-02-29 - FDR signs 2nd neutrality act
1936-08-24 - FDR gives FBI authority to pursuit fascists & communists
1936-09-11 - FDR dedicates Boulder Dam, now known as Hoover Dam
1936-10-28 - FDR rededicates Statue of Liberty on its 50th anniversary
1936-11-03 - President FDR (D) wins landslide victory over Alfred M Landon (R)
1937-02-05 - FDR proposes enlarging Supreme Court, "court packing" plan failed
1937-05-01 - FDR signs act of neutrality
1937-07-22 - Senate rejects FDR proposal to enlarge Supreme Court
1937-09-28 - FDR dedicates Bonneville Dam on Columbia River (Oregon)
1937-10-02 - FDR visits Grand Coulee Dam construction site in Washington State
1938-07-03 - President Franklin Roosevelt dedicates the Eternal Light Peace Memorial and lights the eternal flame at Gettysburg Battlefield.
1938-08-18 - FDR dedicates Thousand Islands Bridge connecting US & Canada
1939-04-30 - NBC/RCA 1st public TV demo with FDR at opening of NY World's Fair
1939-06-11 - King & Queen of England taste 1st "hot dogs" at FDR's party
1939-09-05 - FDR declares US neutrality at start of WW II in Europe
1939-09-08 - FDR declares "limited national emergency" due to war in Europe
1939-10-11 - Albert Einstein informs FDR of possibilities of atomic bomb
1939-11-15 - FDR lays cornerstone of Jefferson Memorial in Wash DC
1940-07-18 - Democratic Convention nominates FDR for a 3rd term
1940-08-17 - FDR & Canadian PM William M King agree to joint defense commission
1940-09-16 - FDR signs Selective Training & Service Act (1st peacetime draft)
1940-11-05 - US President FDR (D) wins unprecedented 3rd term beating Wendell Willkie (R)
1940-11-06 - Franklin Roosevelt re-elected US President
1941-01-06 - President Franklin Roosevelt's "4 Freedoms" speech (freedom from speech, worship, want and fear) during US State of Union address
1941-03-11 - FDR signs Lend-Lease Bill (lend money to Britain)
1941-05-27 - FDR declares state of emergency due to Germany's sinking of Robin Moor
1941-06-19 - US President Franklin Roosevelt signs Two Ocean Navy Expansion Act
1941-06-25 - FDR issues Executive Order 8802 forbidding discrimination
1941-07-24 - FDR demands Japanese troops out of Indo-China
1941-07-25 - FDR bans selling benzine/gasoline to Japan
1941-08-09 - Winston Churchill reaches Newfoundland for talks with FDR
1941-08-10 - FDR & Churchill's 2nd meeting at Placentia, Newfoundland
1941-08-14 - US President Franklin Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill issue the joint declaration that later becomes known as the Atlantic Charter
1941-09-11 - FDR orders any Axis ship found in American waters be shot at on sight
1942-01-15 - FDR asks commissioner to continue baseball during WW II
1942-02-08 - Congress advises FDR that, Americans of Japanese descent should be locked up en masse so they wouldn't oppose the US war effort
1942-02-19 - FDR orders detention & internment of all west-coast Japanese-Americans
1942-02-22 - World War II: President Franklin Roosevelt orders General Douglas MacArthur out of the Philippines as American defenses collapse
1942-03-19 - FDR orders men between 45 & 64 to register for non-military duty
1942-06-13 - FDR creates Office of War with Elmer Davis as head
1942-07-30 - FDR signs bill creating women's Navy auxiliary agency (WAVES)
1942-10-03 - FDR forms Office of Economic Stabilization
1942-11-07 - First US president to broadcast in a foreign language-FDR in French
1942-12-04 - FDR orders dismantling of Works Progress Administration
1943-01-10 - 1st US president to visit a foreign country in wartime - FDR leaves for Casablanca, Morocco
1943-01-14 - FDR & Winston Churchill confer in Casablanca concerning WW II
1943-02-09 - FDR orders minimal 48 hour work week in war industry
1943-04-08 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, in an attempt to check inflation, freezes wages and prices, prohibits workers from changing jobs unless the war effort would be aided thereby, and bars rate increases to common carriers and public utilities.
1943-04-13 - FDR dedicates Jefferson Memorial
1943-06-10 - FDR becomes 1st US president to visit a foreign country during wartime
1943-06-10 - FDR signs withholding tax bill into law
1943-07-28 - US President FDR announces end of coffee rationing in US
1943-11-22 - FDR, Churchill & Chiang Kai-shek meet to discuss ways to defeat Japan
1943-11-28 - FDR, Churchill & Stalin met at Tehran to map out strategy
1943-12-01 - FDR, Churchill & Stalin agree to Operation Overlord (D-Day)
1943-12-04 - -Dec 6] 2nd conference of Cairo: FDR, Churchill & Turkish pres Inonu
1943-12-24 - FDR appoints Gen Eisenhower supreme commander of Allied forces
1944-06-22 - US President Franklin Roosevelt signs "GI Bill of Rights" (Servicemen's Readjustment Act)
1944-07-11 - Franklin Roosevelt announces that he will run for a fourth term as President of the United States.
1944-07-20 - US President FDR nominated for an unprecedented 4th term at Dem convention
1944-09-11 - FDR & Churchill meet in Canada at 2nd Quebec Conference
1944-11-07 - FDR wins 4th term in office, defeating Thomas E Dewey (R)
1944-11-19 - World War II: U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt announces the 6th War Loan Drive, aimed at selling $14 billion USD in war bonds to help pay for the war effort.
1945-01-20 - Franklin D. Roosevelt sworn-in for an unprecedented (and never to be repeated) 4th term as US President
1945-02-04 - Roosevelt, Churchill & Stalin meet at Yalta in the Crimea to discuss the final phase of the war
1945-02-11 - Yalta agreement signed by FDR, Churchill & Stalin
1945-03-01 - FDR announces success of Yalta Conference
1945-04-12 - US President Franklin Roosevelt dies in office and Vice-President Harry Truman is sworn in as 33rd US President
1945-04-15 - FDR buried in grounds of Hyde Park home

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