March 10, 2022

In this issue: A Women's History Month Author Talk; a Divided America and a World at War; Florida Artifact Road Trip; German Misinformation and the Invasion of Czechoslovakia; a New Deal Periodic Table; Eleanor and Franklin's Anniversary.

The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line
March 16, 2022 at 2PM ET
The Roosevelt Library presents a Women's History Month author talk with Major General Mari K. Eder, author of The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line: Untold Stories of the Women Who Changed the Course of World War II. Q&A in the comments to follow the presentation.
The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line

From June 2016

On June 18, 1940, French forces had just capitulated to the Nazi Germany. Hitler had occupied virtually all of Scandinavia and Western Europe. With war on the horizon, President Roosevelt believed no one else was prepared to lead the nation. Originally broadcast on CSPAN2 (

Author Marc Wortman
This small, multicolored caricature of Franklin D. Roosevelt is made from a Brazil nut, bean pods, pipe cleaners, and other items. It was presented to President Roosevelt by Celeste’s of Tampa, Florida.

Having approved Operation Green, a plan to subjugate the young republic through disinformation and military action, Hitler invaded and occupied Czechoslovakia on March 15, 1939. This video is part of our series: Investigating the Holocaust.

Chemists use the periodic table of the elements to classify, systematize and compare all of the many forms of chemical behavior. The FDR Library devised an interactive periodic table of the New Deal to serve the same function for the study of New Deal history.

Happy 117th Anniversary Eleanor and Franklin
Eleanor and Franklin were married on March 17, 1905, in New York City at the home of Eleanor’s grandmother on East 76th Street.
Eleanor in wedding dress
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