10 Famous Firsts From Inaugurations Past

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

Jan. 20, 1961

At President John F. Kennedy’s ceremony, Robert Frost became the first poet to participate in the inauguration. Also, Kennedy became the first Roman Catholic to become president. (Photo:  Hulton Archive/Getty Images)