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This Day in History

January 20, 1937:

Franklin Delano Roosevelt is sworn in to his second term as US President.

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fdr-dies

The 20th Amendment to the Constitution made the president’s term begin on January 20th. Roosevelt was the first president to begin a term on this day. Before the 20th Amendment, the president’s term began on March 4. The change reduced the duration of the lame-duck session of Congress.

Taken From: This Day in History by Jim Daley; Copyright 2019; Publications International, Ltd.

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