George Washington's Inaugural Bible
Mr. Johnson talked about the bible at George Washington’s swearing-in April 30, 1789. It had also been used for the inaugurations of Warren G.… read more
Mr. Johnson talked about the bible at George Washington’s swearing-in April 30, 1789. It had also been used for the inaugurations of Warren G. Harding, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush. The bible was on loan for display at the National Archives until January 25, 2005 by St. John’s Lodge No. 1 of the Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York. close
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2005 Year-in-Review: Inauguration
Scenes from the 2005 Presidential Inauguration were shown as part of a series highlighting major events of 2005.
Inaugural Train Arrival in Washington, DC
Video of President-elect Barack Obama and his family arriving Union Station in Washington, DC was shown.
Canadian Inaugural Coverage
Peter Mansbridge hosted an Inauguration Day special from the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C.
Inaugural Day Events
Prior to the start of the Inauguration Day ceremonies, various events and activities were shown. Mr. Ritchie spoke about the…