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Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945)

Often referred to by his initials FDR, Roosevelt was a political leader who
served as the 32nd
president of the United States from 1933 until his death
in 1945. A
Democrat, he won a record four presidential elections and became
a central figure in world events during the first half of the 20th century.

Franklin Roosevelt directed the federal government during most of the Great
Depression
, implementing his New Deal domestic agenda in response to the
worst economic crisis in U.S. history.

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Harry S. Truman (left) and Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicates Timberline 
Lodge at Mt. Hood in Oregon on Sept. 28, 1937.
(The Oregonian)


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NASA announced the selection of America’s first seven astronauts
on this day in 1959.

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John Glenn boards the Friendship 7 capsule to become the first American to orbit Earth.

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Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947)

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The 13-day siege of the Alamo by Santa Anna and his army ended 
on this day in 1836. The Mexican army of about four thousand men 
under President General Santa Anna defeated 189
Texas
volunteers fighting for independence from Mexico.

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Rob Reiner (Robert Norman Reiner) is 72 years-old today.

Actor and director Rob Reiner is known especially for his role as
Michael (“Meathead”) Stivic in the CBS television series
All in the
Family
(1971–79) and for his direction of such culturally resonant
films as This Is Spinal Tap (1984), The Princess Bride (1987), When
Harry Met Sally…
(1989), and A Few Good Men (1992).

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During the Civil War on this day in 1862, about 14,000 Confederate soldiers surrendered to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Fort Donelson, TN.

The Union capture of the Confederate fort near the Tennessee
Kentucky border opened the Cumberland River, an important
avenue for the invasion of the South.

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Ulysses S. Grant (Hiram Ulysses Grant)
(April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885)

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