Tuesday, December 14, 2010

December 14

This Day in History acknowledges today as the anniversary of Admundsen's arrival at the South Pole. This is an event I really know little about, though I do know America disputes the claims of the dozen or so nations that lay claim to Antarctica. Sorry, don't have much on this.

Also, it's the anniversary of George Washington's death in 1799. History teachers spend lots of time talking to students about the famous two-term precedent Washington set by not running for office again in 1796. In truth, his health was poor and he had been worn out by the partisan antics of his second term. If anything, Washington showed us no man can probably withstand more than two terms in that office.

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