Inaugural trivia

n 1881, President James Garfield was the first to review the inaugural parade from a specially built platform in front of the White House. In 1897 William McKinley became the first president to review the parade from a glass-enclosed stand as protection from the weather. From

http://www.whitehousehistory.org/questions/what-are-some-interesting-facts-about-presidents-first-ladies

Incidentally, the first Presidential inaugural to take place on January 20 was FDR’s inaugural in 1937. Prior to that, Inauguration Day was March 4.

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