U.S. Presidential Inauguration

Orignal aired on LA: 1-26-2017

U.S. 9th president William Henry Harrison delivered the longest inaugural address in American history which lasted 2 hours. It was a cold and wet day weather and he wore neither an overcoat nor hat, rode on horseback to the ceremony. Because of that Harrison became ill with a cold. He died of pneumonia just 31 days into his term, thereby serving the shortest tenure in United States presidential history. Meanwhile U.S. 30th president Calvin Coolidge sworn in twice, first to his father who is a notary public. He replaced President Warren Haring after he died. Coolidge was sworn in again the following day to avoid any questions or doubts of his presidency.

 

 

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