July 10, 1934: FDR became the first president to travel to South America while in office.

FDR – with three others in Panama, standing on gangplank with ship in rear.
July 11, 1934
FDR Library Photo Collection. NPx. 48-22:3660(35).

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Did you know:

  • On July 11, 1936 FDR spoke at the dedication of the Triborough Bridge in New York City.
  • On July 11, 1944 FDR announced he would accept the nomination for a fourth term.