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June 23, 1944

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 23, 1944 

* G. I. Bill of Rights is signed
* Franklin D. Roosevelt - FDR
* World War II veteran benefits 

The front page has a one column heading: "ROOSEVELT SIGNS 'G.I. BILL OF RIGHTS'" with subhead. Continues on the back page (pg. 32) with photo of the signing by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day with much on World War II and the aftermath of D-Day. Complete in 32 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on a very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy for many years into the future. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primarily subscribers at the time, very nice condition.

wikipedia notes: On June 22, 1944, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed into law one of the most significant pieces of legislation ever produced by the United States government: the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, commonly known as the GI Bill of Rights. By the time the original GI Bill ended in July 1956, 7.8 million World War II veterans had participated in an education or training program and 2.4 million veterans had home loans backed by the Veterans' Administration (VA). Today, the legacy of the original GI Bill lives on in the Montgomery GI Bill.

Category: The 20th Century