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On This Day: The Twentieth Amendment Is Ratified, January 23, 1933

Cartoon courtesy of the Nebraska State Historical Society

First proposed by Senator George Norris of Nebraska during the 1920s, the Twentieth Amendment to the Constitution was passed on March 2, 1932, and finally ratified by the states on January 23, 1933. It moved the date of inauguration of a new president from March to January 20, eliminating the "lame duck" session that had previously dogged presidential transitions.

Call for Authors: Biographies of Interwar German-American Entrepreneurs

The German Historical Institute (GHI) in Washington, D.C., is seeking authors for its online project "Immigrant Entrepreneurship: German-American Business Biographies, 1720 to the Present" (www.immigrantentrepreneurship.org). This project examines the contributions that first- and second-generation German immigrants have made to business and entrepreneurship in United States. Intended as a research and reference tool, it will ultimately include 250 biographies of prominent American entrepreneurs of German descent.