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  1. Chairman Schumer Makes Apple Pie

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    The Chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, Senator Charles E. Schumer, tries his hand at making the dessert for the Inaugural Luncheon. After lobster and bison, guests…

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    • Jan. 20, 1981: Inaugural Ceremonies for Ronald Reagan

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      For the first time, an inauguration ceremony was held on the terrace of the West Front of the Capitol. Chief Justice Warren Burger administered the oath of office to the former broadcaster, screen…

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      • Jan. 20, 1973: Inaugural Ceremonies for Richard M. Nixon

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        The election of 1972 consolidated the gains that the President had made with the electorate in 1968. Although the Democratic Party maintained majorities in the Congress, the presidential ambitions…

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        • Jan. 20, 2009: Inaugural Ceremonies for Barack Obama

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          The nation's first African American president took office while American troops were carrying out military actions in Iraq and Afghanistan and a financial crisis had plunged the economy into…

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          • Jan. 20, 1969: Inaugural Ceremonies for Richard M. Nixon

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            An almost-winner of the 1960 election, and a close winner of the 1968 election, the former Vice President and California Senator and Congressman had defeated the Democratic Vice President, Hubert…

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            • Jan. 20, 1989: Inaugural Ceremonies for George H.W. Bush

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              The 200th anniversary of the Presidency was observed as George Bush took the executive oath on the same Bible George Washington used in 1789. The ceremony occurred on a platform on the terrace of…

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              • Jan. 20, 2005: Inaugural Ceremonies for George W. Bush

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                The 2004 election made President George W. Bush the first presidential candidate since 1988 to win a majority of the popular vote, with 51 percent. Owing to the terrorist attacks on September 11,…

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                • Jan. 20, 1993: Inaugural Ceremonies for Bill Clinton

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                  At forty-six years old, William Jefferson ("Bill") Clinton was the third-youngest president, and the first of the post-World War II "Baby Boom" generation to reach the Oval Office.…

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                  • Jan. 20, 1961: Inaugural Ceremonies for John F. Kennedy

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                    Heavy snow fell the night before the inauguration, but thoughts about cancelling the plans were overruled. The election of 1960 had been close, and the Democratic Senator from Massachusetts was eager…

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                    • Jan. 21, 2013: Inaugural Ceremonies for Barack Obama

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                      • Jan. 20, 1977: Inaugural Ceremonies for Jimmy Carter

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                        The Democrats reclaimed the White House in the 1976 election. The Governor from Georgia defeated Gerald Ford, who had become President on August 9, 1974, upon the resignation of President Nixon. The…

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                        • Jan. 20, 1965: Inaugural Ceremonies for Lyndon Baines Johnson

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                          President Johnson had first taken the oath of office on board Air Force One on November 22, 1963, the day President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. The election of 1964 was a landslide victory…

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