The Constitution now sets January 20th as inauguration day every four years, but it was 72 years ago today that a historical first – and last occurred: The inauguration of a U.S. President to a fourth term in office.
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In his day, Benjamin Franklin was Steve Jobs, Thomas Edison, Mark Zuckerberg, and Henry Ford, all rolled into one. Here’s a look at his most enduring innovations and inventions on January 17, Ben’s birthday.
The popular TV show “The Simpsons” debuted 27 years ago today as a regular series, and among its cultural contributions are more than a few references to the Constitution.
Robert C. Weaver had a strong public record as a Civil Rights leader and a government official, but there was still controversy when he became the first black nominated to a Cabinet-level position on this day in 1966.
On January 12, 1932, a recent widow became the first woman to win election to the United States Senate, when Hattie Ophelia Wyatt Caraway defeated two male opponents in a special race in Arkansas.