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In ancient Rome, they had a temple for Janus, the god of doorways and protection. The doors of this temple were open, when Rome fought a war somewhere, and closed when it didn't. During the entire "res publica", republic, which was about 300-400 years long, the doors were closed two times. Both times just for a few days.
Pedro José Domingo de la Calzada Manuel María Lascuráin Paredes was a Mexican politician who served as the 34th President of Mexico for less than one hour on February 19, 1913, the shortest presidency in the history of the world.