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US Inauguration Firsts and Facts


US Inauguration Firsts and Facts

2009 - President Obama: Largest attendance of any event in history of Washington
2005 - President Bush: Largest inaugural platform to date
1985 - President Reagan: Coldest inauguration day, -14 C at noon
1981 - President Reagan: Warmest inauguration day, 13 C at noon
1977 - President Carter: First president to walk in the inaugural parade
1965 - President Johnson: First inauguration that used a bullet-proofed limousine
1961 - President Kennedy: First time a poet, Robert Frost, participated
1949 - President Truman: First televised inaugural ceremony
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