April 21, 2004

Presidential Fun Fact of the Day

Some tidbits from Warren Harding's inauguration:

1. It was the first time automobiles rather than horse-drawn carriages were used to transport the presidential party.

2. It was also the first time an amplifier was used during the Inaugural Ceremony...people could actually hear the new president's inaugural address outdoors!

3. Like Helen Taft had done in 1909, Florence Harding rode back with her husband after he took the Oath of Office. This became standard practice.

4. Harding, like his predecessor, opted not to have an inaugural ball.

Posted by Jennifer at April 21, 2004 10:29 AM