My Day

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1939 Air Transport Association advertisement with Eleanor Roosevelt promoting commercial air transportation in the US

My Day was a newspaper column that was written by First Lady of the United States Eleanor Roosevelt six days a week from 1935 to 1962. In her column, she discussed issues such as race, women, and key events (Pearl Harbor, Prohibition, H Bomb, etc.). This column allowed Roosevelt to spread her ideas and thoughts to millions of Americans and give them a new view on the issues they faced every day. George T. Bye, Eleanor Roosevelt's literary agent, encouraged her to write the column.[1] With this column, Roosevelt became the first First Lady to write a daily newspaper column.[2]


  1. ^ The Press: First Lady's Home Journal. TIME, Monday, March 8, 1937
  2. ^ Goodwin, Doris Kearns (1994). No Ordinary Time. p. 10. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978-0-684-80448-4.

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