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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:45 PM

Obama's Jan 21 inauguration date is 7th in history

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is adding an asterisk to his name in the history books.

His inauguration will be only the seventh time that the constitutionally mandated date for a president's swearing-in — Jan. 20 — has fallen on a Sunday. So, following tradition, the inauguration will be on Monday, Jan. 21.

The adjustment puts Obama in league with President Ronald Reagan, whose second inauguration in 1985 also was changed from Sunday to Monday.

When the Constitution required a March 4 swearing-in, the first president to move his inauguration to Monday was James Monroe on March 5, 1821. After the 20th Amendment changed the inauguration to Jan. 20, Dwight Eisenhower and Reagan held private swearings-in on Sundays that fell on Jan. 20 and then held public ceremonies the following day.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/obamas-jan-21-inauguration-date-7th-history

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Reply Obama's Jan 21 inauguration date is 7th in history (Original post)
The Straight Story Nov 2012 OP
chillfactor Nov 2012 #1
elleng Nov 2012 #2
sheshe2 Nov 2012 #5
elleng Nov 2012 #7
whistler162 Nov 2012 #16
kydo Nov 2012 #17
sheshe2 Nov 2012 #18
malaise Nov 2012 #19
CTyankee Nov 2012 #9
elleng Nov 2012 #11
CTyankee Nov 2012 #13
Tx4obama Nov 2012 #3
opiate69 Nov 2012 #4
Marie Marie Nov 2012 #6
jberryhill Nov 2012 #8
CTyankee Nov 2012 #10
pinboy3niner Nov 2012 #12
DebJ Nov 2012 #14
GeorgeGist Nov 2012 #15

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:52 PM

1. I am so excited about the inauguration....

to see OUR GREAT PRESIDENT assume his role as president once again......

and I have to admit being a bit petty.......I cannot wait to see Michelle's inauguration gown...her first one was so spectacular!!!!!

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:59 PM

2. Reagan's was

held privately on January 20, 1985 and publicly on January 21, 1985, the day before my daughter was born.

As January 20 was a Sunday, the swearing in of Ronald Reagan took place privately in the Grand Foyer of the White House, although it was televised. The following day, January 21, Chief Justice Warren E. Burger administered the oath publicly at the 1985 inauguration. As the weather outside was harsh, with temperatures near zero degrees Fahrenheit, the planners were forced to cancel most of the outdoor events, and the inaugural address was delivered in the Capitol Rotunda.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_inauguration_of_Ronald_Reagan

Those chickens! Was too cold for them BUT I WALKED from Metro to my DC apartment (and gave birth the next day!!!)

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:32 PM

5. The real significance to the this date...

is in something I posted Days ago... However no one took notice.

President Obama is going to be INAUGURATED on MARTIN LUTHER KING'S BIRTHDAY!!!!!!
This is History in the making!!!!





My Post:

It's A Two for One!

Twofer: President Obama’s inauguration will be held on the Martin Luther King holiday

Posted on Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 3:00 pm by GottaLaff

From the Department of Awesomesauce:

President Obama’s inauguration will be held on the Martin Luther King holiday, January 21st. Think about it, the first African American president will be sworn in for his second term on the Martin Luther King holiday observance:
Snip>
The sound you’ll hear will be many a GOP head exploding. A “blah” president who got re-elected by an enthusiastic electorate by a wide margin; a “blah” president who will serve a second term; a “blah” president who is making history– again; a “blah” president will be inaugurated on a day that celebrates another remarkable “blah” man.
http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/2012/11/21/twofer-president-obamas-inauguration-will-be-held-on-the-martin-luther-king-holiday/
Me I plan to ask for the day off from work...this is History!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:45 PM

7. Yes, and it IS history!!!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 06:45 AM

16. And let the conspiracy emails begin......

"President Obama declares his coronation a national holiday."

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 06:53 AM

17. my son might be in the parade

I'm excited for him. He marches with the Boston Crusaders and they might march in the parade. I hope they do. President Inauguration for a cool President, on a very symbolic day, man I hope he gets a change to go.

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Response to kydo (Reply #17)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 08:09 AM

18. That would be fabulous for him!

I am from MA.Too!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 08:42 AM

19. Lovely

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:00 AM

9. I remember that day since I lived in the DC area at the time.

It was a very strange Inauguration. Of course, since it was Reagan, I wasn't into it one bit. I was disgusted, so if it discomfited the Republicans, all the better!

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:05 AM

11. Hey yank, where exactly were you?

I had apartment in SW, worked at ICC at 12th + Constitution, so took metro from doc's office to l'enfant.

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Response to elleng (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:12 AM

13. Annandale, VA. I was preparing to move to CT in March.

I guess I'd just about had it with D.C. at that point. I was excited about coming to CT and have loved it here ever since...

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:03 PM

3. So this means that President Obama will be sworn in a total of FOUR times. Twice in 2009...


... and now at noon on January 20th and then again in the public ceremony on January 21st

Which will be a tie with FDR



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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:06 PM

4. Hmm.. That'll be my 44th birthday. Nice B-day present!

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:43 PM

6. And on the fun side, I can't wait to see what our First Lady will be wearing.

Seeing Barack and Michelle all gussied up and dancing warms my heart.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 01:54 AM

8. The Freepers believe it is a conspiracy

Their birthers, who smelled a rat when Roberts flubbed the oath in 2009, believe that the "private swearing in" is done to avoid public exposure of the president's avoidance of the oath, so he doesn't get busted for perjury or something. You see, if he doesn't take the oath, then when his ineligibility is finally proven, he can claim that he never really was president.

Or something like that. The birthers have crawled so far into their weirdness that they are starting to sound like infant twins who develop their own language which only they can understand.

But from my limited understanding of birtherese, the entire January 21 thing is further damning proof of something or other. Assuredly, he will be holding a Koran.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:03 AM

10. I just love your description "infant twins..." What a great insight!

Funny but oh, so true!

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:09 AM

12. You mean the hamster is still alive over there?

Amazing!

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:17 AM

14. I hope it is warmer this time around! n/t

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:43 AM

15. Whoa, get outta here.

puts Obama in league with President Ronald Reagan.

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