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Evening star. [volume] (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, January 21, 1957, Image 77

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Famous Firsts
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Thomas Jefferson, first President to be inaugurated in Wash
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President Polk's inauguration in 1845 was the first to be
covered by telegraph—using an instrument like this one.
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President Monroe was the first to be inaugurated out-of-doors, and was the first
whose term began on Sunday. This painting is in the Monroe Museum, Fredericksburg.
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President Harding was the first to ride to his inauguration in an automobile. He is
seated beside President Wilson on his way to the Capitol. The date was March 4, 1921.
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President Franklin D. Roosevelt wos the first to be sworn in on January 20. Here he
takes the oath of office administered by Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes in 1987.
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President Arthur was the first sworn in by other than
a chief justice—by Judge J. R. Brady in New York City.

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When President Coolidge was inaugurated in 1925, his mes
sage was broadcast for the first time. He was sworn in by
a former president, William Howard Toft, also another first.

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