September 3, 1940: FDR approves the “destroyers for bases” deal with Great Britain.  Through this deal, the United States transferred destroyers to the British Navy in exchange for leases for British naval and air bases.

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Did you know:

  • On September 1, 1937, FDR signed the National Housing Act establishing the U.S. Housing Authority.
  • On September 2, 1940 FDR dedicated the Chickamauga Dam near Chattanooga, TN.
  • On September 7, 1941, FDR’s mother Sara passed away.