Thursday, April 12, 2007

FDR passes.

On this day in 1945, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt passes away after four momentous terms in office, leaving Vice President Harry S. Truman in charge of a country still fighting the Second World War and in possession of a weapon of unprecedented and terrifying power.

Yep, there will never be another president that sit in a wheelchair. People in this day and age couldn't handle that image. Old FDR was luck tv was still in its infancy back then.

1 comment:

Gunpowder Chronicler said...


Technically, it was three terms and 3 months... Roosevelt had not even served 90 days of his fourth term when he died in Warm Springs.