December 16, 1924

On This Date in! in 1924, Famed Explorer and Archeologist Hiram Bingham was elected by the state of Connecticut to serve in the US Senate, thereby forcing him to resign as Connecticut’s Governor after serving only one day in office, the shortest term of any Governor in the United States. Hiram Bingham spent more time in the fabled city of Machu Picchu, which he rediscovered, than he did as the actual Governor of Connecticut. Best. Governor. Ever!

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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