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President Truman and the Atomic Bomb

President Harry S. Truman is generally regarded as the president who chose to drop the first atomic bombs on Japanese civilian cities during World War II. 1,100 more words

Essay

Where We Were When FDR Passed Away

by Crane-Station

Ray Owings, age 91, and Letty Owings, age 89, recall their memories before and after April 12, 1945, when US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt… 588 more words

LETTY OWINGS

America Turns a Page

April 12, 1945:  Many notable historical events occurred this week in history.  The Civil War began in 1861; Lincoln’s assassination occurred in 1865; the Titanic went down in 1912; the Apollo 13 crew made it back safely in 1970; and sensationally and most recently, Captain Richard Phillips was rescued by Navy Seals in 2009.   438 more words

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America’s next great president: Why Obama’s departure paves the way for the next FDR

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Salon

Why can’t Barack Obama be more like Lyndon Johnson? The fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, commemorated by living presidents at the LBJ School of Public Affairs in Austin, Texas, last week, has renewed interest in comparisons between the two presidents. 378 more words

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Quote of the Day

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Fitness

“Peace, like charity, begins at home.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945); 32nd U.S. President

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