Conferring with his advisor Harry Hopkins
Most presidents tend to have a packed schedule, so there was probably a lot going on during that fateful day in 1941. However, multiple sources say FDR was with Hopkins at about 1:30 p.m. when he received word of the bombing. The famous ‘date which will live in infamy’ speech didn’t come until the next day, but there were still lots of meeting with advisors and planning that happened before then. Sources: Mental Floss, History.com
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, commonly known as FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd President of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945.
Born: 30 January 1882, Hyde Park, New York, United States
Died: 12 April 1945, Warm Springs, Georgia, United States
Full name: Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Presidential term: 4 March 1933 – 12 April 1945
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.
It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.