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WJLA, January 03, 2013

Inauguration ceremonies, past and present photos

Inauguration Day has evolved over the years as different presidents have added their own signature touches. From George Washington to Barrack Obama, here's a look back at some of the swearing in ceremonies of our U.S. presidents.

William Henry Harrison, March 4, 1841

Depicted in this illustration, the inauguration of William Henry Harrison (age 68) in 1841. Hatless and without an overcoat he rode horseback from the White House to the Capitol on a wintry day and stood for an hour in a raw wind while delivering his inaugural address. A month later he died of pneumonia.

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