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PRESIDENT FDR DIED ON THIS DAY IN 1945

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

Roosevelt served as the 32nd president of the United States
from 1933 until his death.


Last photograph of Roosevelt, taken April 11, 1945, the day before his death.

In the afternoon of April 12, 1945, in Warm Springs, Georgia,
while sitting for
a portrait (below) 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
intracerebral hemorrhage.

At 3:35 p.m. that day, Roosevelt died at the age of 63.      

  
  
 

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The president died while poising for this portrait. Years
later the artist made a second, complete version from
photo’s and memory, the only difference, besides being complete, is the color of FDR’s necktie.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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SHIRLEY SMITH

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Thomas A. Edison announced he had devised a method to record
sound with the invention of his phonograph on this day in 1877. It ushered in a new era of music and spoken word.

I want a phonograph in every home...
 

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SATELLITE LAUNCHED ON THIS DAY IN 1959

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Explorer  6


From the Atlantic Missile Range in Cape Canaveral,
Florida, the U.S.
unmanned spacecraft Explorer 6 is launched into an orbit around the
earth (above). The spacecraft, commonly known as the “Paddlewheel”
satellite, featured a photocell scanner that transmitted a crude picture
of the earth’s surface and cloud cover from a distance of 17,000 miles
and was received in Hawaii after nearly 40 minutes.


The first image taken by Explorer 6 shows a sunlit area of the
Central Pacific Ocean and its cloud cover.

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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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SANDY KOZEL



On this day in 1945, the 28th Regiment of the Fifth Marine Division of
the
U.S. Marines reached the top of Mount Surabachi. A photograph
of these Marines raising the American flag was taken by American
photographer Joe Rosenthal. He received the Pulitzer Prize for his
iconic World War ll photograph Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima. it
became one of the best-known photos of the war and was actually
the second flag raised on that day in 1945.

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U.S. Marines with the first flag raised on Iwo 
Jima.The smaller flag was replaced with a
larger one (below). These photos were by
Navy photographer Louis Lowery.

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Photographer Joe Rosenthal, left, takes a group shot (below) 
of U.S. Marines after raising the flag atop Mt. Suribachi on Iwo
Jima.

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Joseph John Rosenthal (October 9, 1911 – August 20, 2006)

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SAILOR IN ICONIC ‘’KISS’’ PHOTO DIES AT 95

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George Anthony Mendonsa (February 19, 1923 – February 17, 2019)

(Fox News) – The 18-year-old sailor shown kissing a woman in New York’s
Time Square in an iconic photo that captured the ecstatic celebrations at
the end of
World War II died Sunday in Rhode Island

According to family members, George Mendonsa was two days short of his
96th birthday when he died at an assisted living facility in Middletown.

Mendonsa’s daughter, Sharon Molleur, told the Providence Journal her father
had fallen and had a seizure before he was pronounced dead. He lived at the
facility with his wife of 70 years.

Mendonsa was shown kissing a woman he never met, Greta Zimmer Friedman,
a dental assistant in a nurse’s uniform, on Aug. 14, 1945. Known as V-J Day,
it was the day Japan surrendered to the United States. People spilled into the
New York City streets to celebrate the news.

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