History of Presidential Inaugurations: Why on January 20?

In 1933 it seemed that a four-month transition between an outgoing “lame-duck” president who was voted out in November and a new administration starting in March was too long.

Indeed, during the winter of 1932–1933, there was a horrific battle between the incumbent Herbert Hoover and president-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt, that complicated FDR’s ability to deal with…

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Bill Petro

Bill Petro

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Writer and technologist. Author of fascinating articles about history, tech trends, and pop culture. billpetro.com @billpetro