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Echoes from the past

March 3, 2013
Mary Burns Deas , The OBSERVER

Tomorrow is March 4, 2013. Like many dates however, it is not just a regular day from a historical perspective. There's March 4, 1793 as well as 1797, 1801, 1805, 1809, and for the most part following the same pattern through 1933. These four-year intervals mark the dates of each of our president's inaugurations. It wasn't until the 20th Amendment was added to our Constitution that this date changed to Jan. 20. In honor of such important days in our history, a look back at the ideals of some of these men is both interesting and continues in the spirit of some recent columns on our founding fathers with "A unanimous decision," "Washington's wisdom through the ages," and "Words of wisdom live on," which together examined men such as George Washington, Patrick Henry, and Thomas Paine.



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