Ten Cool Facts About Inauguration Day!

Did you know that George Washington gave the shortest inauguration address in history during his second inauguration on March 4, 1793?  His speech was only 135 words long! (credit: Getty Images)
President Barack Obama & Mrs. Michelle Obama Did you know that George Washington gave the shortest inauguration address in history during his second inauguration on March 4, 1793? His speech was only 135 words long! (credit: Getty Images)
Inaugurations are never held on Sundays. If January 20 happens to fall on a Sunday,  then the oath is given privately on Saturday or on Sunday and then the public inauguration day celebrations are held on Monday with the oath repeated. (credit: Getty Images)
President Bill Clinton Inaugurations are never held on Sundays. If January 20 happens to fall on a Sunday, then the oath is given privately on Saturday or on Sunday and then the public inauguration day celebrations are held on Monday with the oath repeated. (credit: Getty Images)
Although not officially part of the official oath, George Washington is credited with adding " so help me God" after he finished the oath during his first inauguration. (credit: Getty Images)
Millions look on for President Barack Obama's first inauguration. Although not officially part of the official oath, George Washington is credited with adding " so help me God" after he finished the oath during his first inauguration. (credit: Getty Images)
Did you know that on January 20, 1945, Franklin Delano Roosevelt (pictured here) as the only president to be elected to three terms in office? He was inaugurated during his fourth term. (credit: Getty Images)
Franklin D. Roosevelt Did you know that on January 20, 1945, Franklin Delano Roosevelt (pictured here) as the only president to be elected to three terms in office? He was inaugurated during his fourth term. (credit: Getty Images)
It's not stipulated or required in the Constitution, it has become a tradition to have the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court be the oath giver to the President on inauguration day. (credit: Getty Images)
George W. Bush gets a pat from his father, former President George Bush, at his 2005 inauguration. It's not stipulated or required in the Constitution, it has become a tradition to have the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court be the oath giver to the President on inauguration day. (credit: Getty Images)
How about this for religion. The tradition of the President taking his oath of office with his hand placed on a Bible was first begun by George Washington during his first inauguration. (credit: Getty Images)
President Gerald Ford is sworn in. How about this for religion. The tradition of the President taking his oath of office with his hand placed on a Bible was first begun by George Washington during his first inauguration. (credit: Getty Images)
Did you know that the President's inaugural address can be as long as he wants? There are no time constraints for him (or her)! (credit: Getty Images)
President Ronald Reagan and Mrs. Nancy Reagan waving during Reagan's inauguration day. Did you know that the President's inaugural address can be as long as he wants? There are no time constraints for him (or her)! (credit: Getty Images)
The inauguration ceremony is managed by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies. (credit: Getty Images)
President Jimmy Carter during the 1976 Presidential Inauguration. The inauguration ceremony is managed by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies. (credit: Getty Images)
During the inaugural day,  both the President and the Vice President are presented with gifts of the first framed photos of their swearing-in during their luncheon. 
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President John F. Kennedy delivers his inaugural address. During the inaugural day, both the President and the Vice President are presented with gifts of the first framed photos of their swearing-in during their luncheon. (credit: Getty Images)
Although nobody knows exactly how much the inauguration costs, much of the funding is appropriated by Congress. (credit: Getty Images)
President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush wave during an inaugural opening ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial. Although nobody knows exactly how much the inauguration costs, much of the funding is appropriated by Congress. (credit: Getty Images)
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