Attended by the “Big Three” Allied leaders, the conference saw United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin meet to discuss the government of post-war Europe.
On the 1st January 1942, the Declaration by the United Nations was agreed and signed by the representatives of four major Allied nations during the Second World War.
Roosevelt announced the establishment of formal diplomatic relations with the USSR on 16 November, and appointed William C. Bullitt as the first Ambassador to the Soviet Union.
Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected for an unprecedented third term as President of the United States.
Washington’s face was the first to be completed, seven years after work began. In July 1939 Roosevelt was the final likeness to be dedicated.
Wartime gasoline rationing began in seventeen states.
On the 14th January 1943, the Casablanca Conference began in Morocco.
At 7:48 on the morning of the 7th December 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy launched a surprise attack against the United States’ Hawaiian naval base at Pearl Harbor.
Einstein, who was Jewish, was undertaking a visiting professorship at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena when Adolf Hitler was appointed Chancellor on 30 January 1933.
The Atlantic Charter was issued by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.