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 You can also follow along the timeline to find historical documents and photographs related to a particular month in history.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.
This is a web-based Presidential timeline filled with digitized artifacts and historical archives from all of the U.S. presidential libraries. This timeline was created through the joint efforts of the twelve presidential libraries of the National Archives and Records Administration, the Learning Technology Center of The University of Texas at Austin’s College of Education, and the UT Library system.
The interactive Web-based Timeline is based on the administrations of 20th century American presidents and is unique in giving educators, archivists, and the general public one spot where the 12 presidential libraries’ cornucopia of digitized assets can be accessed. Contributions from the FDR Library include audio and video clips, photos and documents, such as diaries, that offer a rare and fascinating glimpse into the daily life of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
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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
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.