Franklin D. Roosevelt

32nd US President 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) including during most of World War II.

Instituted wide-ranging "New Deal" policies to cope with the Great Depression.

Took the USA into World War II after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor 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

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 Franklin D. Roosevelt inaugurated as 32nd US President, pledges to pull US out of the Depression, "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 US 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 US President Roosevelt signs 2nd Neutrality Actct
  • 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 of speech and worship; freedom from 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
  • 1943-01-14 World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt travels from Miami to Morocco to meet with Winston Churchill, becoming the first American president to travel by airplane
  • 1943-01-14 World War II: Casablanca Conference begins (Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt)
  • 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, Winston Churchill & Turkish president İsmet İnönü
  • 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.
  • 1944-07-19 Democratic convention opens in Chicago, goes on to nominate President Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 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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