FDR

Earl Browder - Communist Party of America

October 10, 1940 – The Communist Party Of America

  October 10, 1940 – Campaign talk by Earl Browder – American Communist Party Candidate for President – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Yes, America had an active Communist Party in the 1940 election – there was a Presidential candidate as well as numerous State and local candidates running for...

FDR - Smoky Mountain National Park - Sept. 2, 1940

FDR Dedicates Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Sept. 2, 1940 – Past Daily Reference Room

Dedication of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, this September 2nd in 1940. FDR, as well as Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes and many notables were on hand for the dedication, with the hopes it would serve to benefit the American people for generations to come: President Roosevelt: “There...

FDR and MacKenzie King - 1943

FDR Addresses Canadian Parliament- August 25, 1943 – Past Daily Reference Room

On this August 25th in 1943, President Roosevelt addressed the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa on the occasion of concluding the Quebec Conference with UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet Premier Stalin. The War was making progress and the allies were slowly winning – but it wasn’t without struggle. Here...

Thomas E. Dewey

Thomas E. Dewey – Election 1944 – Past Daily Reference Room: Election Edition

Thomas E. Dewey – probably not a name that rings a lot of bells in the world of present-day Politics. But in 1944 and in 1948 he was the GOP’s Great White Hope – first in an attempt to thwart a 3rd term Presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt, and second...

FDR - Accepting the nomination for a third term

FDR Addresses The 1940 Democratic Convention – Convention Snapshot

On July 18, 1940 President Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed members of the 1940 Democratic convention and accepted their nomination of him for President for an unprecedented third term. His nomination went quickly, having won on the first ballot, handily beating out two other candidates, Postmaster James Farley and for vice-President...

French refugees

July 18, 1940 – 3rd Terms And Ultimatums

July 18, 1940 – News of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 18, 1940 – much going on, this day 76 years ago. News that President Roosevelt was going for a 3rd term and anticipation of his acceptance speech at the Democratic Convention in Chicago later on...

Wendell Willkie

June 28, 1940 – Wendell Willkie Accepts The Nomination

Wendell Willkie – Acceptance Speech – Republican Convention – June 28, 1940 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Wendell Willkie was the 1940 GOP Presidential Candidate. After six ballots, Willkie, who hadn’t actively campaigned for the nomination, emerged as the nominee for the party. Willkie was not a politician in...

June 6, 1944

June 6, 1944 – Flashes Through A Darkened Sky

June 6, 1944 – Continuous news broadcasts and bulletins – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 6, 1944 – A day etched in stone in most history books – the turning point of World War 2. Whether you remembered it, have relatives, parents, grand-parents or great-grand-parents who were part of...

Hulaland - Rockbeat Records

8 Days Left For You To Make A Difference

  8 days left – 8 days to meet our goal. Can we do it? I’m one of those “glass is half-full” guys. I believe a lot of you are waiting for the last minute to decided whether or not to support Past Daily and what we do every day....