10 Famous Firsts From Inaugurations Past

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

Jan. 20, 1949

President Harry S. Truman’s ceremony was the first televised inaugural ceremony in U.S. history. (Photo: National Archive/Newsmakers / Getty Images)