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

March 4, 1865

During President Abraham Lincoln's ceremony, African-Americans were allowed to participate in the inaugural parade for the first time. (Photo: General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)