Sunday, November 22, 2015

November 8, 1932: Roosevelt is Elected

Tuesday 8 November 1932

Franklin D. Roosevelt FDR Hollwood Bowl Happy Days Are Here Again
FDR campaigns at the Hollywood Bowl in 1932.
Politics, United States: Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt defeats Republican Herbert Hoover for the Presidency of the United States, getting 57% of the vote. He will remain in power until shortly before the end of the war, predeceasing Adolf Hitler by barely two weeks.

Adolf Hitler also wins his decisive election in 1932. In a remarkable coincidence, both Roosevelt and Hitler use the identical campaign song. The German version is sung by Nick-Mick Verhaften, known as the Third Reich Crooner. The English version, more popularly known as "Happy Days Are Here Again," is sung by the St. Louis Toodle-Oos, who joined Roosevelt in his Missouri campaign tour.

Franklin D. Roosevelt FDR Hollwood Bowl Happy Days Are Here Again
Franklin Roosevelt and VP John Nance Gardner received heavy support from the "wet" vote.


8-9 November 1923: Beer Hall Putsch

December 20, 1924: Hitler Leaves Prison

September 18, 1931: Geli Raubal Commits Suicide

November 8, 1932: Roosevelt is Elected

30 January 1933: Hitler Takes Office
February 27, 1933: Reichstag Fire
March 23, 1933: The Enabling Act

June 20, 1934: Hitler Plans the Night of the Long Knives
June 30, 1934: Night of the Long Knives

August 1, 1936: Opening of the Berlin Olympics

September 30, 1938: The Munich Agreement
November 9, 1938: Kristallnacht

August 1, 1939: Flight Tests of B-17 Flying Fortress
August 2, 1939: Einstein and the Atom Bomb
August 7, 1939: Goering Tries to Broker Peace
August 14, 1939: Hitler Decides To Attack Poland
August 15, 1939: U-Boats Put To Sea
August 16, 1939: Incident at Danzig
August 20, 1939: Battle of Khalkhin Gol
August 22, 1939: Hitler Tips His Hand
August 23, 1939: Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact
August 25, 1939: Hitler Postpones Invasion of Poland
August 27, 1939: First Jet Flight
August 31, 1939: The Gleiwitz Operation


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