Roosevelt, Franklin Delano
1882 - Born on the 30th of January in Hyde Park, New York, birth of the 32nd US president.
1903 - Finished his studies from Groton School and Harvard University respectively.
1904-1907 - Went into law school at Columbia Law School.
1905 - On 17th of March, he married Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, a distant cousin.
1907-1910 - Dropped out from Columbia Law School after having been admitted to the New York bar and then he worked for a law firm in Wall Street.
1910 - Got the opportunity to becoming a politician when the Dutchess County Republicans divided into groups of conservatives and progressives.
- He won as a Democrat senator for New York.
1912 - Backed Woodrow Wilson for his presidential candidacy.
1913-1920 - Served as assistant secretary of the navy.
1920 - Won the US vice-presidential nomination of the party but did not succeed.
1921 - Stricken with poliomyelitis while at Campobello Island spending his summer vacation with wife.
1924 - Delivered the Happy Warrior speech.
1928 - Became the governor with accomplishments including civil-service reform and social welfare measures among others.
1932 - Got the party's nomination for the country's presidential seat.
1933 - Inaugurated as US president in March with the outburst of Great Depression.
1936 - Won a landslide victory over Alfred M. Landon.
1940 - Won against Wendell L. Willkie.
1944 - Defeated Thomas E. Dewey.
1945 - After being exhausted from overwork, he went to Warm Springs, Ga., and spa for a break.
1945 - Died on 12th of April in the same place where he took a break and buried at Hyde Park, New York.
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