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Happy Birthday Eleanor

Eleanor Roosevelt

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was born in New York City on October 11, 1884. Orphaned by the time she was ten, the young niece of President Theodore Roosevelt was raised by her grandmother. After attending finishing school in England, she returned to America and began visiting needy children in poor neighborhoods initiating lifelong work on behalf of the underprivileged.

In 1905, Roosevelt married distant cousin Franklin D. Roosevelt. Over the next ten years she had six children one of whom died in infancy. Although her duties as mother and wife took most of her time, Eleanor Roosevelt continued to volunteer for good causes. While her husband served in Washington as Assistant Secretary of the Navy during World War I, she worked with the Red Cross and visited wounded troops in the Naval Hospital. Upon returning to New York City in 1920, Mrs. Roosevelt involved herself for the first time in the women's rights movement.

After Franklin Roosevelt's death in 1945, President Harry Truman appointed the former first lady as a delegate to the United Nations. She chaired the Human Rights Commission during drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the General Assembly on December 10, 1948.

In 1953, Mrs. Roosevelt resigned her position, but maintained involvement with the United Nations and other humanitarian causes. The former first lady spent most of her later years at Val-Kill Cottage, her home in Hyde Park, New York. Eleanor Roosevelt died on November 7, 1962 in New York City.
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ammm Ok. Nice history lesson.

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bee, are you that much of a history buff?
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bee, are you that much of a history buff?
History post is Bee's thing. He use to have the title of TWF news reporter. IDK what ever happened to that.

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I taught history and government right out of college...Only by studying the mistakes of the past can you avoid them in the future
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I taught history and government right out of college...Only by studying the mistakes of the past can you avoid them in the future
ahhh, i did not realize you were (or had been) a teacher...the light comes on!! i loved history, but am amazed at how stupid people can be, but hind sight being 20-20...

but govt had to have been the worst class I ever had to sleep through!! ugh...we had a guys B-ball coach teaching it...if you had nice *ahem* assets, you could pass the class without a worry...
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