President Barack Obama: Yes we can, yes we did — again

As we prepare for the inauguration on Jan. 21, here are some interesting facts regarding Obama’s historic inauguration of 2008:

-Obama’s 2008 inauguration had the largest attendance of any event in the history of Wa
shington, D.C.
-Largest attendance of any presidential inauguration in U.S. history
-First African American to hold the office of president of the United States
-First citizen born in Hawaii to hold the office of the president
-Highest viewership ever of the swearing-in ceremonies on the Internet (President William
Jefferson Clinton’s was the first)
-First woman, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, to lead the ceremony

Vice President Joseph R. Biden will be sworn in using the Biden family Bible, which is 5-inches thick, has a Celtic cross on the cover and has been in the Biden family since 1893.

Terry Shropshire
Terry Shropshire

A military veteran and Buckeye State native, I've written for the likes of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Detroit Free Press. I'm a lover of words, photography, books, travel, animals and The Ohio State Buckeyes. #GoBucks



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