This Friday, January 20, 2017 will mark the Inauguration of President-elect Donald J. Trump.
Inauguration Day has a rich history of attendance, celebratory events, and even weather. Some interesting facts include:
- The shortest inaugural address was that of George Washington, concluding at just 135 words.
- It rained all day during Benjamin Harrison's 1889 inauguration, and he ended up taking oath of office during a downpour under an umbrella.
- The first inauguration to be filmed was William McKinley's in 1901.