Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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FDR's Life

January 30, 1882 - April 12, 1945

FDR is born

January 30, 1882

FDR enters Groton School in Bad Nauheim, Germany

1896

FDR enters Harvard College

1900

FDR enters Columbia University Law School

1904

FDR marries Eleanor Roosevelt

March 7, 1905

arter, Ledyard, and Milburn

1907

FDR is elected to the New York State Senate

1910

FDR visits the Panama Canal

1912

FDR is reelected to the New York State Senate

1912

FDR becomes Assistant Secretary of the Navy

March 17, 1913

FDR is defeated in the race for the U.S. Senate

1914

FDR tours naval bases in Europe

July 1918 - September 1918

FDR supervises dismantling of naval establishment in Europe

January 1919 - February 1919

FDR is nominated for Vice President under James Cox

July 6, 1920

FDR resigns as Assistant Secretary of the Navy

August 6, 1920

FDRis defeated in election for Vice President

November 2, 1920

FDR returns to New York to continue his law career

January 1921

FDR contracts Polio and becomes paralyzed from the waist down

1921

FDR becomes a delegate in the New York Democratic Convention

1923

FDR nominates Al Smith for President at the Democratic National Convention

1924

FDR first visits Warm Springs, Georgia

October 1924

FDR publishes his first book, Wither Bound

1926

FDR forms the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation

1927

FDR nominates Al Smith for the second time at the Democratic National Convention

June 27, 1928

FDR is nominated for Governor of New York

October 2, 1928

FDR is elected Governor of New York

November 6, 1928

FDR is nominated for President

July 1, 1932

FDR accepts the nomination and pledges a New Deal

July 2, 1932

FDR is elected President of the United States

November 8, 1932

Assassination attempt of Roosevelt by Zangara in Florida

February 15, 1933

FDR is inaugurated

March 4, 1933

FDR calls a bank holiday to help banks recover

March 5, 1933

FDR signs a number of acts to help the economy

March 5, 1933 - June 21, 1938

FDR gives is famous "Fireside Chat"

March 12, 1933

FDR recognizes the Soviet Union

November 16, 1933

FDR is nominated for a second term as President

June 23, 1936

FDR is reelected at President

November 3, 1936

FDR forbids Government owned ships to transport arms to Japan

September 14, 1937

FDR asks for a billion dollar appropriation to set up a two-ocean navy

January 6, 1938

FDR initiates the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis

January 29, 1938

FDR goes on transcontinental speaking tour

July 7, 1938 - August 12, 1938

FDR denounces German treatment of Jews

November 15, 1938

FDR sends message to Hitler and Mussolini to ensure they won't invade 31 nations

April 15, 1939

FDR becomes the first President to appear on television

April 30, 1939

FDR calls for the production of 50,000 planes

May 16, 1939

FDR appeals to Mussolini to use his influence for peace

May 29, 1939

FDR denounces Italy for its attack on France

June 10, 1939

FDR promises redoubled efforts to aid France and the Allies

June 13, 1939

FDR extends full military assistance to Great Britain

June 22, 1939

FDR agrees to run for a third term as President

July 17, 1939

FDR approves a bill authorizing a two-ocean navy

July 20, 1939

FDR approves a "destroyers for bases" deal with Great Britain

September 2, 1939

FDR claims the nation will remain neutral in the war

September 3, 1939

FDR proclaims a state of limited national emergency

September 8, 1939

FDR signs the first peacetime draft in US history

September 16, 1939

FDR calls session with Congress to repeal the arms embargo

September 21, 1939

Congress passes Neutrality Act of 1939, repealing the arms embargo

November 4, 1939

FDR is elected to a third term as President

November 5, 1939

FDR extends Lend-Lease aid to China

March 11, 1941

FDR orders a freezing of German and Italian assets in the US

June 14, 1941

The US embargoes supplies to Japan and freezes Japanese assets in the US

July 26, 1941

The US and Great Britain jointly issue the Atlantic Charter

August 14, 1941

FDR requests the arming of merchant ships

October 9, 1941

Ambassador Joseph Grew warms Washington of the possibility of a Japanese attack

November 17, 1941

FDR asks Congress to declare war on Japan

December 8, 1941

FDR and Churchill decide on a "Germany first" war strategy

December 22, 1941

FDR evacuates Japanese-Americans to relocation camps

February 20, 1942

FDR decides to invade North Africa

July 23, 1942

The US attacks the Japanese at Guadalcanal

August 7, 1942

FDR names Dwight Eisenhower commander for North Africa invasion

August 14, 1942

FDR becomes the first president to leave the US in wartime

January 14, 1943 - January 24, 1943

FDR creates the War Refugee Board

January 22, 1944

Howard Bruenn begins treatment of FDR

March 27, 1944

US Fifth Army liberates Rome

June 4, 1944

FDR is nominated for fourth Presidential term

July 19, 1944

FDR reelected to a fourth term

November 7, 1944

FDR inaugurated for a fourth time

January 20, 1945

FDR, Churchill, and Stalin meet at Yalta Conference to discuss war settlements

March 1, 1945

FDR organizes conference for the United Nations

March 13, 1945

FDR travels to Warm Springs for rest and recuperation

March 19, 1945

FDR dies at Warm Springs, Georgia

April 12, 1945

FDR is buried in the Rose Garden of his home at Hyde Park, New York

April 15, 1945

World

Building of Panama Canal begins

January 1, 1880

The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor

July 17, 1885

President Ulysses S Grant dies

July 23, 1885

Harmarket riot and bombing occurs in Chicago

May 4, 1886

A great snowstorm hits the eastern United States, killing four hundred people

March 11, 1888 - March 14, 1888

Benjamin Harrison is elected President of the US

November 6, 1888

The Oklahoma Land Rush begins

March 23, 1889

Ellis Island opens

January 1, 1892

Grover Cleveland returns to the Presidency

November 8, 1892

The New York Stock Exchange collapses, causing the panic of 1893

May 5, 1893

William McKinley is elected President

November 1896

The Subway transportation system opens

September 1, 1897

James Roosevelt dies

December 8, 1900

Cuba become a US protectorate

June 12, 1901

President McKinley is assassinated

September 6, 1901

Theodore Roosevelt leaves the US to expect the constructing of the Panama Canal

November 9, 1906

Woodrow Wilson is elected President

1912

James Gerard is elected to the U.S. Senate

1914

World War I

June 28, 1914 - November 18, 1918

Germany declares war on Russia

August 1, 1914

Germany declares war on France

August 3, 1914

Britain declares war on Germany

August 4, 1914

Japan declares war on Germany

August 23, 1914

German U-boat attacks on Allied shipping begin

February 4, 1915

German U-boat sinks British lines Lusitania, killing Americans

May 7, 1915

Treaty of Versailles drafted and signed

May 7, 1919 - June 28, 1919

The New York Stock Market crashes

October 29, 1929

Germany invades Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, and France

May 10, 1939 - May 13, 1939

France signs armistice with Germany at Compiegne

June 22, 1939

Germany attacks Poland

September 1, 1939

Japan signs a three-power pact with Germany and Italy

September 27, 1939

Germany invades the USSR

June 22, 1941

Japanese military occupies French Indochina

July 24, 1941

Japanese carrier force bound for Pearl Harbor leaves the Kurile Islands

November 25, 1941

Cordell Hull proposes Japan withdraw their troops from China and Indochina

November 26, 1941

Japan rejects Hull's peace proposals

December 1, 1941

Japan attacks Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941

Germany and Italy declare war on the United States

December 11, 1941

United Nations declaration signed by 26 nations

January 1, 1942

National War Labor Board is established

January 12, 1942

Japan is defeated at the battle of Midway

June 3, 1942 - June 6, 1942

British forces defeat Germans at El Alamein

November 4, 1942

US and British forces under Eisenhower land in North Africa

November 8, 1942

Washington Conference plans strategy for the second front in Europe

May 12, 1943 - May 25, 1943

British Eighth Army launches invasion of Italy

September 3, 1943

FDR, Churchill, and Stalin meet at Teheran and agree to invade Normany in 1944

November 28, 1943 - December 2, 1943

FDR, Churchill, and Chiang Kai-Shek meet at Cairo

December 2, 1943 - December 7, 1943

Allied forces invade France

June 6, 1944

US forces take Guam

August 9, 1944

France, Belgium, and Luxembourg liberated by Eisenhower's forces

August 25, 1944 - September 11, 1944

US forces enter Germany

September 12, 1944

Russians reach Oder River

January 12, 1945 - January 23, 1945

US Ninth Army reaches the Elbe River

April 11, 1945