FDR Connects, Truman Doctrine Proclaimed, Warsaw Pact Out

On this day: March 12
Franklin D. Roosevelt addresses the nation for the first time as President of the U.S., in the first of his "Fireside Chats" (1933)

The Truman Doctrine is proclaimed to help stem the spread of Communism (1947)

Former Warsaw Pact members the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland join NATO (1999)

FLOTUS Michelle Robinson Obama visits Fort Bragg, North Carolina on her first of many, extravagant solo trips outside of the capital as First Lady (2009)

b: Wilhelm Frick (1876), Zoltán Meskó (1883), Harold Wilson (1916), Jack Kerouac (1922), Lane Kirkland (1922), Serge Turgeon (1946); d: Friedrich Fromm (1945) Ferenc Szálasi (1946), Ernő Gerő (1980)

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