Humanist Calendar Project

Jan
6
Sat
FDR and the Four Freedoms Speech @ United States Capitol
Jan 6 all-day

During FDR’s State of the Union address in 1941, Roosevelt made a case for further US involvement in the European war.  The core concept came to be known as the Four Freedoms, the freedom of speech, the freedom of worship, the freedom from want, and the freedom from fear. This became the rational for US involvement in WWII.  And defined American public policy for a generation.  It was visualized by Norman Rockwells’ paintings and posters.

Recurring annual date. Originally given on 6 January 1941.

Sources
http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/fourfreedoms

Apr
13
Fri
Christopher Hitchen’s Birthday
Apr 13 all-day
Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday
Apr 13 all-day

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