January 23, 2013
Attendees photograph President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama as they dance while attending the Commander-in-Chief Ball at the Washington Convention Center, on January 21, 2013. [Image: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images]
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Attendees photograph President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama as they dance while attending the Commander-in-Chief Ball at the Washington Convention Center, on January 21, 2013. [Image: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images]

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January 22, 2013

In Focus: The 2nd Inauguration of Barack Obama in Photos

Hundreds of thousands attended the public swearing in of President Barack Obama for his second term, and more attended the Inaugural Parade and dozens of related parties, balls, and concerts around the area. Photos [above] cover the entire event, from the long preparation, through the ceremony, to the Inaugural Balls.

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January 21, 2013
During a dress rehearsal at the U.S. Capitol, U.S. Army Military District of Washington Major General Michael Linnington (center), Commander of the Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region, is flanked by actors portraying U.S. President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden as they arrive to review troops, on January 13, 2013. [Image: Mike Theiler/Reuters]
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During a dress rehearsal at the U.S. Capitol, U.S. Army Military District of Washington Major General Michael Linnington (center), Commander of the Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region, is flanked by actors portraying U.S. President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden as they arrive to review troops, on January 13, 2013. [Image: Mike Theiler/Reuters]

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January 21, 2013
Looking out over a crowd of hundreds of thousands, President Barack Obama gives his inauguration address, on January 21, 2013 in Washington, D.C. [Image: Rob Carr/Getty]
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Looking out over a crowd of hundreds of thousands, President Barack Obama gives his inauguration address, on January 21, 2013 in Washington, D.C. [Image: Rob Carr/Getty]

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January 21, 2013
election:

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Word cloud: President Obama’s second inaugural address

Lots of MUSTs.

election:

current:

Word cloud: President Obama’s second inaugural address

Lots of MUSTs.

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January 21, 2013
The Lyrics to the Battle Hymn Were First Published in the February 1862 edition of The Atlantic 
The full text can be found here.

The Lyrics to the Battle Hymn Were First Published in the February 1862 edition of The Atlantic 

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January 21, 2013
President Eisenhower Was Lassoed at His First Inauguration
Take a look inside a photo album of inaugurations past.
[Image: AP]

President Eisenhower Was Lassoed at His First Inauguration

Take a look inside a photo album of inaugurations past.

[Image: AP]

January 21, 2013

In Focus: The 2nd Inauguration of Barack Obama in Photos

Preparations have been under way for weeks for the 57th U.S. Presidential Inauguration, taking place today in Washington, D.C. Planners are expecting hundreds of thousands to attend the public swearing in of President Barack Obama for his second term, and more to attend the Inaugural Parade and dozens of related parties, balls, and concerts around the area. I’ll be posting photographic coverage of the events to this essay throughout the day, so check back later for more.

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January 18, 2013

In Focus: President Obama’s First 4 Years

On Monday, January 21, U.S. President Barack Obama will be sworn in for his second term during an inauguration ceremony in Washington, D.C. As Obama and his team prepare for another four years, it seems appropriate to look back on his first term. White House photographers have captured thousands of images, including world tours, congressional battles, national tragedies, ceremonies, and many personal moments. Collected here are 50 images of Obama’s first four years, from the intimate to the iconic.

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August 3, 2011
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August 3, 1923 - Calvin Coolidge becomes President.
Calvin Coolidge became the 30th President of the United States in the early morning hours of August 3, 1923, following President Warren G. Harding’s death in San Francisco during his tour of the west. Coolidge was vacationing at his family home in Plymouth Notch, Vermont, and was sworn in by his father, a local notary.

todaysdocument:

August 3, 1923 - Calvin Coolidge becomes President.

Calvin Coolidge became the 30th President of the United States in the early morning hours of August 3, 1923, following President Warren G. Harding’s death in San Francisco during his tour of the west. Coolidge was vacationing at his family home in Plymouth Notch, Vermont, and was sworn in by his father, a local notary.

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