Barack Obama will be sworn in today at noon for his second term as president as required by law. The elaborate ceremony, though will be tomorrow.
So, who was being sworn in as president 100 years ago?
That’s Woodrow Wilson who’d just finished up as governor of New Jersey. (His inauguration was actually in March 1913, but it’s practically a century ago.)
And his was one of the significant presidencies in American history, as the following PBS documentary shows:
- 100 Years of U.S. Presidential Inaugurations (mashable.com)
- January 17th, 1913: President-Elect Wilson Bans Inaugural Ball (ghostsofdc.org)
- To avoid repeat of 1821, Obama to be sworn in twice (thehindu.com)