Daily Archives: May 19, 2013

Roosevelt, Churchill set D-Day invasion for May 1, 1944 70 years ago today (1943)

Photo: Churchill and Roosevelt (May 24, 1943)

(Wednesday, May 12, 1943; during World War II) — U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, meeting at the White House today, set May 1, 1944, for the cross-channel landing into northern France that would become D-Day (bad weather would delay the operation more than a month later).