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An Inside Peek at an Inaugural Ball

Ambassadors and guests from around the world gathered to kick off Donald J. Trump’s January 20 inauguration. Sister Cities International’s January 17 inaugural ball was among the first of many inaugural festivities in Washington as Trump becomes the 45th U.S. president. President Dwight Eisenhower founded Sister Cities International in 1956, and every U.S. president since ...
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Fun facts about past presidential inaugurations

Incoming presidents have celebrated their inaugurations in novel ways, starting with George Washington dancing the minuet after his.  The Constitution offers little guidance beyond the date of the inauguration and the words of the oath. Each celebration is shaped by tradition and by each new president’s personality.  Here’s a look at a few notable inaugural ...
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