This Friday, January 20, is Inauguration Day 2017. Who gave the shortest speech? Who died from bad inauguration weather? What are some famous presidential quotes? Who never had an inauguration? Who didn't want a ball and canceled it? Our new inauguration page is chock-a-block with historical—and quirky—facts.
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Remember...to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
–Benjamin Franklin (1706-90)
Enjoy some Inauguration Day history, fun facts, and firsts. Who was the first president to be inaugurated on January 20?Who had the longest inaugural address (and died soon after)? Take a look at presidential inaugurations through time—plus, enjoy some favorite...