William Harrison gave the longest inauguration speech on March 4, 1841. It was 8,445 words and lasted nearly two hours.
Abraham Lincoln was the first president to include blacks in his inaugural parade, in 1865.
At his second inauguration on March 4, 1793, George Washington delivered the shortest speech on record at 135 words.
Barack Obama will be sworn in as president of the United States of America using the same Bible Abraham Lincoln used.
In keeping with tradition, outgoing President George W. Bush will accompany Barack Obama to the Capitol.
The tradition of the inaugural ball started with James and Dolly Madison in 1809. Tickets sold for $4 apiece.
It was so cold at Ulysses S. Grant's ball in 1873 that guests danced in their overcoats and the decorative canaries froze to death.
William McKinley's inauguration in 1897 was the first to be recorded by a motion picture camera.
William Clinton's 1997 inauguration was the first to be broadcast live over the Internet.
In 1963, Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in aboard Air Force One by U.S. District Judge Sarah T. Hughes, the first woman to administer the oath of office.
Franklin D. Roosevelt and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt began the inaugural tradition of attending morning worship services at St. John's Church in 1933.
In 1937, Franklin D. Roosevelt was the first president inaugurated on Jan. 20, moved up from March 4 by a Constitutional amendment..
Barack Obama told reporters in December that his decision to be sworn in using his middle name, Hussein, was to keep with tradition, not to make a statement.
Ronald Reagan's 1985 inauguration was the coldest on record. The noon temperature was recorded at only 7 degrees.
George Washington's inaugural Bible, which he kissed after he was sworn in, has been used by only four subsequent presidents.
George Washington reportedly added the words "so help me God" to the oath of office on his own accord.
Bill Clinton had the most inaugural balls of any president in U.S. history with 14 in 1997. Barack Obama will hold 10 official balls.
Thomas Jefferson's inauguration on March 4, 1801 was the first to be held in Washington, D.C.
Woodrow Wilson was the first president to include women in the inaugural parade, in 1917. His wife was also the first to ride to and from the Capitol.
In 1921, Warren G. Harding was the first president to ride to and from the inauguration in an automobile.
An estimated 13,000 people are expected to march in Barack Obama's inaugural parade.
Martin Van Buren, inaugurated in 1837, was the first U.S. president who was not born a British subject.
Ronald Reagan said the phrase, ""We have every right to dream heroic dreams" during his first inauguration speech in 1981.
Presidents John Tyler, Millard Filmore, Andrew Johnson, Chester Arthur and Gerald Ford did not give inaugural addresses.
Barack Obama is the first black U.S. president. In 1909's inauguration speech, President William Howard Taft said, "The Negroes are now Americans."