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  • Hyde Park, New York, U.S.
    Monday Jan 30, 1882

    Birth

    Hyde Park, New York, U.S.
    Monday Jan 30, 1882

    Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882, in the Hudson Valley town of Hyde Park, New York, to businessman James Roosevelt Sr. and his second wife, Sara Ann Delano.




  • Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
    1903

    Graduated

    Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
    1903

    Roosevelt graduated from Harvard in 1903 with an A.B. (Bachelor of Arts) in history.




  • New York, U.S.
    1904

    School of Law

    New York, U.S.
    1904

    Roosevelt entered Columbia Law School in 1904, but dropped out in 1907 after passing the New York State bar exam.




  • New York, U.S.
    Friday Mar 17, 1905

    Marriage

    New York, U.S.
    Friday Mar 17, 1905

    On March 17, 1905, Roosevelt married Eleanor in New York City, despite the fierce resistance of his mother.




  • New York, U.S.
    1908

    First Job

    New York, U.S.
    1908

    In 1908, he took a job with the prestigious Wall Street firm of Carter Ledyard & Milburn, working in the firm's admiralty law division.




  • U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 08, 1910

    1910 Elections

    U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 08, 1910

    Prior to the 1910 elections, the local Democratic Party recruited Roosevelt to run for a seat in the New York State Assembly.




  • U.S.
    Sunday Jan 01, 1911

    Taking his seat

    U.S.
    Sunday Jan 01, 1911

    Though legislative sessions rarely lasted more than ten weeks, Roosevelt treated his new position as a full-time career. Taking his seat on January 1, 1911, Roosevelt immediately became the leader of a group of "Insurgents" who opposed the bossism of the Tammany Hall machine that dominated the state Democratic Party.


  • Campobello Island, Canada
    Aug, 1921

    Illness

    Campobello Island, Canada
    Aug, 1921

    While the Roosevelts were vacationing at Campobello Island in August 1921, Roosevelt fell ill. His main symptoms were fever; symmetric, ascending paralysis; facial paralysis; bowel and bladder dysfunction; numbness and hyperesthesia; and a descending pattern of recovery.


  • New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 01, 1929

    A Governor

    New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 01, 1929

    Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected governor of New York in 1928 and served from 1 January 1929 until his election as President of the United States in 1932. His term as governor provided him with a high-visibility position in which to prove himself as well as provide a major base from which to launch a bid for the presidency.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 08, 1932

    United States presidential election of 1932

    U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 08, 1932

    The United States presidential election of 1932 was the thirty-seventh quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 8, 1932. The election took place against the backdrop of the Great Depression. Incumbent Republican President Herbert Hoover was defeated in a landslide by Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Governor of New York.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Saturday Mar 04, 1933

    A President

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Saturday Mar 04, 1933

    The presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt began on March 4, 1933


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 03, 1936

    Second Term

    U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 03, 1936

    The United States presidential election of 1936 was the thirty-eighth quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 3, 1936. In the midst of the Great Depression, incumbent Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt defeated Republican Governor Alf Landon of Kansas.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 05, 1940

    U.S. Presidential election 1940

    U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 05, 1940

    The 1940 United States presidential election was the 39th quadrennial presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 5, 1940. The election was contested in the shadow of World War II in Europe, as the United States was emerging from the Great Depression. Incumbent Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt defeated Republican businessman Wendell Willkie to be reelected for an unprecedented third term in office.


  • Washingtom D.C., U.S.
    Monday Jan 20, 1941

    Third Term

    Washingtom D.C., U.S.
    Monday Jan 20, 1941

    The third terms of the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt began on January 20, 1941, the date of Roosevelt's third inauguration, and ended with Roosevelt's death on April 12, 1945.


  • Pearl Harbor, U.S.
    Sunday Dec 07, 1941

    Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor, U.S.
    Sunday Dec 07, 1941

    On the morning of December 7, 1941, the Japanese struck the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor with a surprise attack, knocking out the main American battleship fleet and killing 2,403 American servicemen and civilians.


  • U.S.
    Monday Dec 08, 1941

    War declaration against Japan

    U.S.
    Monday Dec 08, 1941

    Roosevelt signed declaration of war against Japan on December 8


  • U.S.
    Thursday Dec 11, 1941

    War declaration against Germany

    U.S.
    Thursday Dec 11, 1941

    On December 11, 1941, Hitler and Mussolini declared war on the United States, which responded in kind.


  • U.S.
    Nov, 1944

    Winning the 1944 United States presidential election

    U.S.
    Nov, 1944

    The 1944 United States presidential election was the 40th quadrennial presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 7, 1944. The election took place during World War II. Incumbent Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt defeated Republican Thomas E. Dewey to win an unprecedented fourth term.


  • Warm Springs, Georgia, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 12, 1945
    03:35:00 PM

    Death

    Warm Springs, Georgia, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 12, 1945

    On the afternoon of April 12, Roosevelt said, "I have a terrific headache." He then slumped forward in his chair, unconscious, and was carried into his bedroom. The president's attending cardiologist, Dr. Howard Bruenn, diagnosed the medical emergency as a massive cerebral hemorrhage. At 3:35 p.m. that day, Roosevelt died at the age of 63.


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