FDR, Harry Hopkins, Edward Stettinius and Molotov at Saki Airport, Russia enroute to Yalta. February 3, 1945.
On 2 July 1942, most of the children of Lidice, a small village in what was then Czechoslovakia, were handed over to the Łódź Gestapo office. Those 82 children were then transported to the extermination camp at Chełmno 70 kilometers away. There they were gassed to death. This remarkable sculpture by by Marie Uchytilová commemorates them.
June 25, 1938: FDR Signs the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 / Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), abolishing child labor and establishing the 40-hour work week, a national minimum wage, and “time and a half” overtime pay. This final piece of New Deal legislation has been amended over 20 times both to raise the minimum wage and extend the law’s protections to historically oppressed groups.
"Glassworks. Midnight. Location: Indiana" 1908 Photo
pbsthisdayinhistory: June 26, 1948: U.S. Begins the Berlin Airlift On this day in 1948, U.S and allied forces began to deliver food and supplies to Berlin by airplane. After the Soviet Union barricaded all land and sea entrances into the city of Berlin, the United States began to drop supplies by airplane. In total, nearly 1,500 tons of supplies were needed daily for the nearly 2 million people in the city. Within weeks, allied forces were delivering an average of 2,500 tons of supplies into the city daily. Read more about the events leading to the Berlin Airlift. Photo: Berliners watching a C-54 land at Berlin Tempelhof Airport, 1948 (United States Air Force Historical Research Agency via Cees Steijger).
June 26, 1948: U.S. Begins the Berlin Airlift
People sit on the curb amongst the confetti, tickertape and paper from the parade celebrating the end of WWII in NYC on VJ Day. August 14, 1...
Ich bin ein Berliner Thousands watch Kennedy give a speech on June 26, 1963, in West Berlin, Germany. Kennedy’s support of a democratic West Germany was central in the Cold War, a conflict that defined the Kennedy administration.
Photograph of Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower, 07/01/1955