Franklin D. Roosevelt born 130 years ago today (1882)

(Monday, January 30, 1882)Franklin Delano Roosevelt, a central figure in world events during the mid-20th century, leading the U.S. during a time of worldwide economic crisis and world war, was born today in the Hudson Valley town of Hyde Park, New York.

The only American president elected to more than two terms, he facilitated a durable coalition that realigned American politics for decades.

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