Tag: Roosevelt

An Indiana college professor digging through the national archives has stumbled across footage of FDR in a wheelchair. The footage was taken in July 1944 on the USS Baltimore in Pearl Harbor. Such video is very rare considering the fact that FDR concealed his disability during his entire presidency. His disability was not revealed until […]

Well, I just learned that Columbus Day was made in 1937 by President Roosevelt to gain support from Italians in the election. Might not be news to everyone, but it is to me. And it’s weird to think about the original context for this holiday as being an election tactic.