Construction begins on the Brooklyn Bridge, FDR founds the March of Dimes, Apple Computer is incorporated, and Gen. Manuel Noriega surrenders, all on this day.
1938: The March of Dimes, initially known as the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, is established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to fight polio. The organization's current name came from its annual fundraising event that requested Americans donate a dime each to the cause. Today, the nonprofit organization continues to work to improve the health of mothers and babies. Roosevelt is seen here counting dimes with Basil O'Connor, president of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis.
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