George Washington was the first president to have an inauguration. While his inauguration was on March 4, 1789, the date was eventually changed to January 20. President Franklin D. Roosevelt was the first president to be sworn in on January 20 in 1937. The change was supposed to decrease the amount of time between the election and the beginning of the president's term.
The Inauguration of James Buchanan at the Capitol on March 4, 1857. This is the first known photograph of a presidential inauguration.
What are your inauguration memories? Which is the first one you can remember?