Franklin D. Roosevelt

FDR - Accepting the nomination for a third term 0

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...

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Charles Lindbergh And America First – June 7, 1941 – Past Daily Reference Room

Charles Lindbergh – Address at America First Rally, San Francisco – June 7, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Legendary aviator Charles Lindbergh who, in 1927 became the first to successfully pilot an airplane from Long Island New York to Paris, won hero status throughout the world and changed...

June 6, 1944 0

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...

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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....

Past Daily’s Spring Fundraiser Needs Your Help . . .Really. 0

Past Daily’s Spring Fundraiser Needs Your Help . . .Really.

No elegant way to put this – we’ve fallen¬†behind in our goal for this Spring Fundraiser and we need your help. Unless we get some serious turnout for contributions in the next few days, we’re going to have to cut back the amount of posts we do each day and...

April 12, 1945 - Death of FDR 0

April 12, 1945 – Death Of A President

April 12, 1945 – News reports – The Death of President Roosevelt – NBC and MBS – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 12, 1945 – A day that ended considerably different than how it began. In the late afternoon of April 12th, word flashed to every corner of the...

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They Call ’em The Nine Old Men – SCOTUS In 1937

  Supreme Court Revision Plan – March 23 and 29, 1937 – FDR Library – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In February 1937 President Roosevelt unveiled a bill to increase the number of Justices on the Supreme Court, from 9 to 15. Critics immediately denounced the idea as Court-Packing; a...

April 11, 1942 0

April 11, 1942 – Message From Bataan

April 11, 1942 – News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 11, 1942 – Starting with news from the South Pacific and a radio report from New Zealand regarding the latest news from U.S. forces fighting on the Philippine province of Bataan, where Japanese forces were...

April 4, 1944 - Allied bombers 0

April 4, 1944 – Watching Signs – Making Preparations

April 4, 1944 – News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 4, 1944 – News of raids on Japanese held islands in the South Pacific were finally being reported, with considerable damage to Japanese ships and ports. Allied losses were reported to be 27 American fighters....

March 22, 1942 0

March 22, 1942 – The Long Road Back

March 22, 1942 – News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 22, 1942 – The world still at war, the stakes getting higher – the threat of a Japanese invasion of Australia getting more likely – the lone British island in the Mediterranean, Malta, was being...