Warm Springs and San Francisco
Warm Springs was a presidential retreat often used by President Rosevelt. He acquired the property in 1924 hoping that the naturally warm waters would help restore his ability to walk after he contracted polio in 1921. In the spring of 1945, FDR returned to Warm Springs to help revive his health and prepare for San Francisco Conference where the final charter of the United Nations would be drafted. Unfortunatley, FDR never made it to San Franciso, as he died abruptly from a cerebral hemorrhage on April 12, less than two weeks before the start of the conference.
The entire world was shocked by FDR's death. After his passing, his body was transported via a special funeral train to Washington D.C., and then on to Hyde Park, where he was buried not far from the home where he was born.
In spite of the shock the world suffered at the loss of FDR, President Truman remained determined to press on with the San Francisco Conference. On June 25th, all the delegates met for the last session and the signing of the final draft of the charter.
The charter still had to be approved by a majority of the world's congresses or parliaments. On October 24, 1945, the United Nations officially came into existence. After four years of preparation, the international organization designed to promote peace, and a better livelihood for all, finally emerged.