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26 January
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Historical bits from the Inauguration

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First of all, the whole inauguration had a Lincoln theme. A phrase from hisGettysburg address was the theme for the inauguration (”A New Birth of Freedom”), Obama took the oath of office on the same Bible Lincoln used for his first inaugural, even the luncheon menu was inspired by Lincoln’s alleged love of game birds, oysters and apples.

For more “tidbits” check out the rest of the article at: The History Blog.

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