This Day in Binghamton History: FDR visits (1936)


AUGUST 13 – It’s a sunny day in Binghamton when the President comes to town.

As part of his state-inspection tour for flood ravaged areas in 1936, then President Franklin D Roosevelt stops in Binghamton.

Thousands of people take to the streets to cheer him on.

One man was quoted as saying, “It’s a big day for the hometown.”

This Day in Binghamton History Facts are provided from a Broome County Historical Society Calendar.

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