On January 3, 1938, President Franklin Roosevelt established the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, later renamed the March of Dimes.
On December 18, 1777, the United States celebrated its first national Thanksgiving. The celebration was in reaction to the recent victory at the Battle of Saratoga.
On November 29, 1944, the War Department officially adopted the honorable discharge emblem.
On November 24, 1954, First Lady Mamie Eisenhower christened the first plane to be designated Air Force One.
Associate Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter was born on November 15, 1882, in Vienna, Austria-Hungary.
On October 28, 1942, construction was completed on the 1,700 mile Alaska Highway.
Aviator and inventor Orville Wright was born on August 19, 1871, in Dayton, Ohio.
On August 14, 1941, Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill issued the Atlantic Charter, which defined their postwar goals for the world.