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Collection Theodore Roosevelt: His Life and Times on Film

1858 to 1879


  1. 1858

    October 27

    Theodore Roosevelt Jr., is born in New York City to Theodore and Martha Bulloch Roosevelt.

  2. 1869

    May 1869-March 1870

    T. R. travels to Europe for the first time with his family.

  3. 1870

    T. R. begins to work out in a gym to improve his health and frequent asthma attacks.

  4. 1872

    T. R.'s family travels to Egypt and the Holy Land.

  5. 1873

    T. R. is sent to live with a German family in Dresden to learn German for five months with brother Elliott and sister Corinne.

  6. 1876


    T. R. begins attending Harvard College.

  7. 1878

    February 9

    T. R.'s father dies.

    October 18

    T. R. meets Alice Hathaway Lee, who will later become his first wife.