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Easter Egg Roll: 1940

Easter Egg Roll: 1940

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March 25, 1940
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National Archives and Records Administration

Easter Egg Roll: 1940

The coldest Easter Monday in the records of the Weather Bureau cut early attendance at the traditional White House Easter egg rolling today far below the usual turnout. White House guards said 5,480 children and adults passed through the gates shortly before noon.

They expected the day's total would fall far short of the 1937 record of 53,180. "I hope you all have a happy Easter and that you will have a happy day here," Mrs. Roosevelt said. "I hope the children will run around, play, and keep warm."

"White House Egg Rolling Attendance Slashed by Cold," Syracuse Herald-Journal, March 25, 1940.

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