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Read | Delete: Inaugural Firsts


The first inauguration was on January 20th, 1937. Franklin Roosevelt took the oath of the Presidency for the second time, but for the first time on January 20th. The 20th Amendment changed the date from March 4 to January 20 when it was ratified in 1933. When was the first inaugural parade? Who had the longest inaugural address? A look at presidential inaugurations through time here.

Source: Smithsonian

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