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  • U.S.
    Thursday Apr 12, 1945

    Harry S. Truman

    Truman's brief vice-presidency was relatively uneventful

    U.S.
    Thursday Apr 12, 1945

    Truman had been vice president for 82 days when President Roosevelt died on April 12, 1945.




  • U.S.
    Thursday Apr 12, 1945

    Harry S. Truman

    A President

    U.S.
    Thursday Apr 12, 1945

    33rd President of the United States.




  • U.S.
    Thursday Apr 12, 1945

    World War II

    Roosevelt death

    U.S.
    Thursday Apr 12, 1945

    Several changes in leadership occurred during this period. On 12 April, President Roosevelt died and was succeeded by Harry S. Truman.




  • Germany
    Thursday Apr 12, 1945

    Joseph Goebbels

    Goebbels knew how to play on Hitler's fantasies

    Germany
    Thursday Apr 12, 1945

    Goebbels knew how to play on Hitler's fantasies, encouraging him to see the hand of providence in the death of the United States, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, on 12 April.




  • U.S.
    Thursday Apr 12, 1945

    Charles de Gaulle

    Roosevelt died

    U.S.
    Thursday Apr 12, 1945

    On 12 April 1945, Roosevelt died, and despite their uneasy relationship de Gaulle declared a week of mourning in France and forwarded an emotional and conciliatory letter to the new American president, Harry S. Truman, in which he said of Roosevelt, "all of France loved him".




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