FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT ~ JANUARY 30. 1882–APRIL 12, 1945

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                The 32nd President of the United States (1933 – 1945)

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     President Roosevelt giving his famous ‘Infamy Speech” to Congress    

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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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GAS RATIONING ON THIS DATE IN 1942

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President Roosevelt ordered the wartime rationing
of gasoline nationwide. A person had to present a
a gas card and have a sticker on their vehicle
when making a gasoline purchase. Books of
ration stamps were also issued for other
commodities during World War ll.

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              Example of a gas ration card.

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A vehicle with a gas ration sticker in the window.

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