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Inauguration History

A Look Back At Inauguration Firsts

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

Since President George Washington's first ever inauguration in 1789, the location, date and celebration of the event has transformed. Obama's first...

From Washington to Obama -- 15 History-Making Inaugural Moments

Marlo Thomas | Posted 03.20.2013 | MarloThomas
Marlo Thomas

Here's a look back at some of those more memorable days in American history, when an ordinary citizen became an extraordinary leader.

The Apology: How to Turn Over a New Inaugural Leaf

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

It's now well past time to leave behind the imperial fantasies of the Bush era and join a world in trouble -- and there's no better day to begin than on January 20, 2009.