Historic: First Inauguration

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Historic: First Inauguration Gender: N/A
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)
Data source
Timed historic source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Taglilatelo
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 10°44' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 16°17 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 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."


Source Notes

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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