Inauguration History: A Look Back At Notable Firsts For The Presidential Ceremony

A Look Back At Inauguration Firsts

Since President George Washington's first ever inauguration in 1789, the location, date and celebration of the event has transformed.

Obama's first inauguration in 2009 was the first of an African-American president. Attendance was so high at the ceremony that it also marked the first time in history the entire National Mall was used as a public viewing area.

Below, take a look back at other inauguration firsts:

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