10 Famous Firsts From Inaugurations Past

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  • John F. Kennedy
  • Harry S. Truman
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • George Washington
  • President Obama inauguration
  • George W. Bush
  • Bill Clinton
  • Ronald Reagan
  • Lyndon B. Johnson

April 30, 1789

The first inaugural ceremony in U.S. history is held for George Washington, the first U.S. president (Photo:  Hulton Archive/Getty Images)