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1 Jan 1939

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12 Jun 1940

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  • Vannevar Bush and Commerce Secretary Harry L. Hopkins met with President Franklin Roosevelt and proposed the formation of the National Defense Research Committee. Within 10 minutes, Roosevelt approved it writing "OK-FDR" on the single-page outline Bush had brought with him. ww2dbase [White House | Franklin Roosevelt | Vannevar Bush | White House, Washington DC | DS]
28 Jun 1941

United States
9 Oct 1941

United States

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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