Hektoen International

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Tag: Yalta Summit

  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s last illness

    Armando Susmano Chicago, Illinois, United States   Yalta summit, February 1945 From left to right: Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin On April 12, 1945, the country was shocked to learn their recently-elected fourth-term president was dead. Yet even after FDR’s death, Roosevelt’s personal physician, Admiral Dr. Ross McIntire wrote that “FDR’s blood pressure…