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Franklin D. Roosevelt Day by Day

Day by Day This is an interactive chronology showing Franklin Roosevelt’s daily schedules as President.  With Day by Day you can search for information about FDR's activities from March 1933 to April 1945. You can also follow along the timeline to find historical documents and photographs related to a particular month in history. These schedules, documents, and photographs come from the Archives of the FDR Library.


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Roosevelt Timeline


Franklin Roosevelt

January 30, 1882 - Born at Hyde Park

March 17, 1905 - Married Anna Eleanor Roosevelt

1910 - Elected to New York State Senate

April 1913 - Appointed Assistant Secretary of the Navy

1920 - Nominated for Vice President on ticket with James N. Cox, but lost to Coolidge and Harding

August 1921 - Stricken with poliomyelitis at Campobello, New Brunswick, Canada

1927 - Founded the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation therapy center for the treatment of polio victims

November 6, 1928 - Elected Governor of New York

November 8, 1932 - Elected President

March 4, 1933 - Inaugurated as 32nd President

November 3, 1936 - Reelected President

November 5, 1940 - Reelected President

November 7, 1944 - Reelected President

April 12, 1945 - Died in Warm Springs, Georgia

April 15, 1945 - Buried in Hyde Park, New York

Eleanor Roosevelt

October 11, 1884 - Born in New York City

1899 - ER attends Allenswood, School. Headmistress Madame Souvestre says that Eleanor has a superior intellect and is a born leader.

1905 - Marries FDR

1912 - ER attends her first Democratic Party Convention

1918 - ER works with the Red Cross, the Navy Department to help American Servicemen in WWI

1920 - ER joins League of Women Voters and works for womens' political gains following the successful movement.

1922 - ER writes "Why I Am a Democrat," crystallizing her ideals and commitment to the Democratic Party

1932 - ER states that the country should not expect the new First Lady to be a symbol of elegance but rather, "plain, ordinary Mrs. Roosevelt."

March 6, 1933 - ER becomes the 1st First Lady to hold press conference where only female reporters are admitted.

1945 - Regarding FDR's death, ER says " The story is over," and returns to private life at her beloved Val-Kill cottage in Hyde Park.

1945 - ER accepts President Harry Truman's offer to serve as a US delegate to the United Nations.

1947 - Begins work on drafting the Declaration of Human Rights

1952 - ER resigns from the UN delegation after the election of Republican President Eisenhower.

1960 - ER meets with John F. Kennedy at Val-Kill

1961 - President Kennedy reappoints ER to the UN and appoints her as the first chairperson of the President's Commission on the Status of Women

November 10, 1962 - ER dies in NYC from disseminated tuberculosis, aplastic anemia and heart failure.