US Presidential Inauguration Day was originally on 4 March and in its early days the ceremony was a fairly simple event - George Washington's speech, for example, was just 135 words long. Inauguration date was changed by statute in 1933, and every four years, on this day in January, on an day which is set by law, a new US President is sworn in.
The event follows Election Day which is always the Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
Over the years the event has grown and grown and now includes days of parades, prayers and presentations. What else could we drink today but an American Pie Martini.
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