(Saturday, November 12, 1921) — The Washington Arms Conference, the first international conference held in the United States and the first disarmament conference in history, opened today at Memorial Continental Hall in downtown Washington.
The conference was called by U.S. President Warren G. Harding and run by Secretary of State Charles Evans Hughes.
Russian Famine of 1921
(August 20, 1921, 11:30 a.m. local time) — An agreement between the the United States and Soviet Russia providing for American relief for the famine stricken districts of Russia was signed this morning in Riga, Latvia (Click here for a full-length documentary on the American effort to relieve starvation in 1921 Soviet Russia).
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(Sunday, August 14, 1921)– Eleanor Roosevelt, the wife of Franklin D. Roosevelt, writes about her husband’s illness in a letter. Franklin had developed acute symptoms of poliomyelitis four days before while visiting his summer home on Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada.
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(August 10, 1921) – Franklin D. Roosevelt, 39, developed acute symptoms of poliomyelitis while visiting his summer home on Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada. Read more on Franklin D. Roosevelt stricken with polio 90 years ago today…