January 20

In 1937 – Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first U.S. president sworn into office in January; inaugurations had previously been on March 4. It was FDR’s second of four inaugurations.

In 1945 – Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the only president to be elected to three terms in office, was inaugurated to his fourth term.

In 1961 – John F. Kennedy was sworn in as the 35th President of the United States of America.

In 1977 – President Jimmy Carter was sworn in and then surprised the nation as he walks from the U.S. Capitol to the White House.

 

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