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IT’S INAUGURATION DAY ~

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The inauguration of George Washington, the first President of the
United
States
in 1789.


Chancellor of New York Robert Livingston administered the presidential
oath of office in view of throngs of people gathered on the streets. The
Bible used in the ceremony was from St. John’s Lodge No. 1 and  was
opened at random to Genesis 49:13.  Afterwards, Livingston shouted
"Long live George Washington, President of the United States!" to the
crowd, which was replied to with cheers and a 13-gun salute. The first
inaugural address was subsequently delivered by Washington in the
Senate chamber, running 1419 words in length.  At this time there were
no inaugural balls on the day of the ceremony, though a week later, on
May 7, a ball was held in New York City to honor the first President.


Federal Hall, New York City (above), was the site of George
Washington’s first inauguration, April 30, 1789.

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BIBLE USED FOR ANOTHER INAUGURATION!

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Lincoln’s inauguration Bible

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With his hand on the Bible from Abraham Lincoln’s inauguration, held by his wife, Michelle, Barack Obama takes the oath of office for his first term as President in 2009.

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President Obama took his second term oath of office with his hand on two Bibles:one once owned by Abraham Lincoln and a bible that had been used 
by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

The Lincoln Bible is the bible originally used by President Abraham Lincoln at his
1861 presidential inauguration. The Lincoln family donated the bible to the Library
of
Congress
, which includes it in their collection. Barack Obama chose to use the
Lincoln Bible at his 2009 presidential inauguration and his second term inauguration
which took place today.

The Bible is an Oxford University Press edition of the King James Bible, published in 1853, it has 1280 pages, and measures approximately 6 inches long by 4 inches wide, and 1.75 inches thick, and is bound in burgundy red velvet with gilt edges.The back flyleaf of the bible bears the seal of the Supreme Court of the United States along
with a record of the 1861 inauguration.

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The back flyleaf of the Lincoln Inauguration Bible

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Abraham Lincoln takes the oath of office as the 16th president of the United

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