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15 January, 2009 / Erik

Great Moments in History

From Weather Channel’s Inaugural Facts:

Weather’s greatest impact on inauguration day came in 1841 when William Henry Harrison decided to brave the elements and deliver the longest inauguration speech ever, an oration lasting an hour, 40 minutes.

It was a cloudy, cold and blustery day, and Harrison, who wore neither hat nor overcoat, rode a horse to and from the Capitol ceremony. He subsequently caught a cold that developed into pneumonia. A month later, Harrison died.

There’s a sublime brilliance to this. Real life is capable of great comedy.

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