10 Famous Firsts From Inaugurations Past

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

Jan. 21, 1985

President Ronald Reagan’s public ceremony was moved to on Jan. 21 because Jan. 20 fell on a Sunday. The Jan. 20 date is mandated by the 20th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The ceremony would be one of six times in history to be held Jan. 21, with President Obama’s upcoming inauguration marking the seventh. (Photo: Dirck Halstead/Getty Images)