Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Everything you ever wanted to know about Inaugurations


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What happened at the first U.S. presidential inauguration of George Washington?

George Washington travelled on horseback for 450 kilometres from Mount Vernon to New York, the U.S. capital at the time, stopping for lavish celebrations along the way. On April 30, 1789, he took the oath of office at New York's Federal Hall, on a balcony overlooking Wall Street.

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