Jan. 20: Presidential Inauguration Flashbacks

Jan 20, 2012 7:48pm

1961 John F. Kennedy’s Inauguration

 

During his presidential inauguration speech, JFK urged the crowd to “ask what you can do for your country.”

 

1993 Bill Clinton’s Inauguration

 

With wife Hillary and daughter Chelsea by his side, President Bill Clinton was sworn in as the 42nd president of the United States.  In his inaugural speech, Clinton said, “we inherit an economy that is still the world’s strongest, but is weakened by business failures, stagnant wages, increasing inequality and deep divisions among our own people.”

 

2001 George W. Bush’s Inauguration

 

President George W. Bush took the oath of office to become the 43rd president of the U.S. In his inaugural speech, Bush spoke of the spread of democracy and called America a “servant of freedom.”  He said, “Through much of the last century, America’s faith in freedom and democracy was a rock in a raging sea.  Now it is a seed upon the wind, taking root in many nations.”

 

2009 Barack Obama’s Inauguration

 

President Barack Obama took the oath of office and became the nation’s first African-American president.  In his inaugural speech, Obama spoke of the wars and America’s economic crisis.  He introduced plans for job creation, energy conservation and health care.

 

 

Famous Birthdays

1930 Buzz Aldrin

1934 Tom Baker

1946 David Lynch

1956 Bill Mahar

1963 James Denton

1966 Rainn Wilson

1968 Melissa Rivers

1970 Edwin McCain

1970 Skeet Ulrich

 

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