Sunday, May 14, 2006

West Wing Finale Goof

My husband knows his history. As soon as he heard the following exchange:
Mrs. Bartlett - "Who in his right mind decided that January would be the best time of the year to hold an outdoor ceremony north of the equator?"

President Bartlett - "Jefferson, Adams and Franklin."

he stopped the tape, jumped up, declared he caught a goof, and made himself a snack.

His memory served him right. The first inaugurations were held on March 4, and having them outdoors wasn't a custom until Andrew Jackson's in 1829. It was constitutionally changed to January 20 in 1933.

For more interesting inauguration facts, click here.

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