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30 Apr 1939

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  • Franklin Roosevelt's address at the opening ceremonies of the New York World's Fair was broadcast on television, making him the first US President to appear in this medium. ww2dbase [Franklin Roosevelt | Flushing, New York | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 30 Apr 1939
Ellet anchored off New York City, 30 Apr 1939

30 Apr 1939 Interactive Map

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