Historic: First Inauguration
|Birthname||George Washington's Inauguration|
|born on||30 April 1789 at 13:00 (= 1:00 PM )|
|Place||New York NY, USA, 40n42, 74w00|
|Timezone||LMT m74w00 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||10°44' 16°17 Asc. 01°37'|
Historic event, the first inauguration of the first president of the newly formed country. Tobias Lear's diary provides rich detail of the time sequence of this event that took place in Federal Hall in New York. The chancellor of New York, Robert R. Livingston had been chosen by Congress to administer the oath. Lear's diary includes the following entry about Washington's morning of the important day: "…morning was employed in making such arrangements as were necessary for the ceremonies of the day. At nine o'clock all the churches in the city were opened, and prayers offered up to the Great Ruler of the universe for the preservation of the President. At twelve the troops of the city paraded before our door, and, soon after, the committees of Congress and heads of departments came in their carriages to wait upon the President to the Federal Hall. At half past twelve the procession moved forward, the troops marching in front with all the ensigns of military parade. Next came the committees and heads of departments in their carriages. Next the President in the state coach and Colonel Humphreys and myself in the President's own carriage. The foreign ministers and a long train of citizens brought up the rear."
- role played of/by Washington, George (born 22 February 1732)
PT quotes information from http://www.gwpapers.virginia.edu/presidency/inaugural citing "Historical Magazine, 3 (1859), 184 and Sparks papers drawn from correspondence with James Madison in 1829.
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