Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was born on this day, October 11, 1884. She was married to the 32nd U.S. President, Franklin Roosevelt, and together they were the longest serving presidential couple in history, from Franklin Roosevelt’s election in 1932 until his death in 1945. Her career spanned many decades, however. Among her many accomplishments: wrote a widely syndicated newspaper column, entitled “My Day”, six days a week from 1936 until her death in 1962; co-director of the Office of Civilian Defense during World War II; Chairman of the United Nations (UN) Commission on Human Rights (1946-51); drafted the UN Declaration of Human Rights; Chairman of the Presidential Commission on Status Of Women; hosted a weekly television show. The monument to her in New York City is the first monument dedicated to a First Lady of the United States. She is also honored with a statue at the Franklin Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, DC.