Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Thursday, November 16, 1933

Daddy took all of us girls and Lucille to school. He put a sign asking for carpentry work on the porch rail. I stayed all night at Mrs. Raifert's.

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November 16, 1933 - The U.S. officially recognizes the U.S.S.R.

From the New York Times:

The undertakings of the two governments were set forth in eleven letters and a memorandum
exchanged between the President and Maxim Litvinoff, Soviet Commissar for Foreign
Affairs, covering agreements and concessions completed in ten days of negotiation.

Subject to the approval of the Soviet Government, William C. Bullitt of Philadelphia, special
assistant to the Secretary of State, was designated to be the first American Ambassador to the
U. S. S. R.

The pact, read to the press by President Roosevelt at his press conference this afternoon,
covers propaganda, freedom of worship, protection of nationals and debts and claims.

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