HEALTH CHARITY FORMED ON THIS DATE IN 1938

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The MARCH OF DIMES campaign to fight polio was founded by President
Franklin D. Roosevelt. He had contracted polio himself at the age of 39.

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President Roosevelt and Basil O’Conner, organizer of the MARCH OF
DIMES campaign, count dimes at the White House. 

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                                    Poster from the 1950’s  

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                The silver Roosevelt dime first issued in 1946

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WAR STRATEGY DISCUSSED ON THIS DATE IN 1941

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British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, left,  and President Franklin D.
Roosevelt, center, are pictured during their first  joint press conference 
in the White House oval office. Issues relating to the war effort were
discussed following America’s entry into World War ll in the aftermath 
of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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THIS IS THE BILL OF RIGHTS DAY

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On December 15, 1791 Virginia became the final state to ratify the first
ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution. These were incorporated into
the Constitution and became the Bill of Rights. In 1941 President
Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed December 15th as a day to honor
America’s freedoms.

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