Bathtub & Torpedo, Republicans and the Tehran Conference

On 28 November 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Premier Joseph Stalin and Prime Minister Winston Churchill met for a series of talks at the Soviet Embassy in Tehran, Iran. The Tehran Conference was held to plan final strategy in the war against Hitler’s Germany and its allies, and the primary discussion centered on opening a [...]

Josephus Daniels and Naval Aviation 1914

  He was the founder and editor of the Raleigh News and Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina, and had little previous experience with the Navy. As a supporter of Woodrow Wilson in 1911, Daniels was appointed the new president’s Secretary of the Navy. As his assistant secretary, Daniels selected an aristocratic young New York politician named Franklin D. [...]

United States Declares War on the Imperial Japanese Empire, 1941

Interestingly, the United States declared war on the same date that the Japanese Imperial Navy attacked Pearl Harbor. Because of the International Dateline, the Japanese attack came on 08 December in Japan, and President Roosevelt would make his speech asking for a declaration of war from Congress on 08 December. Listen to President Roosevelt as [...]