posted on Jan, 4 2013 @ 05:27 PM
Today the Electoral College Count Affirms Obama's
So, when is the inauguartion? Martin Luther King Day 2013.
Is this the first time a President has been inauguarted on Martin Luther King Day? As far as I can tell, YES!
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983, and it was first observed on January 20, 1986.
Martin Luther Day is observed on the third Monday in January which falls on the 21st in 2013.
US Presedential Inauguration Dates
Presidential inaugurations fall on the 20th of January, unless it is a Sunday. This year it falls on a Sunday. That moves the date to the next
From the years 1793 to 1933, the addresses were given on March 4 with only four exceptions. Because March 4 fell on a Sunday in each of their
respective inaugural years, Monroe, Taylor, Hayes and Wilson each gave an address on Monday, March 5. Since 1937, addresses have been given on January
20 with only two exceptions (other than following a premature end to the presidential term). Presidents Eisenhower and Reagan each gave an address on
Monday, January 21. The next inauguration day that will fall on a Sunday is January 20, 2013.
There have been several 21st of January inaugurations; but, this will be the first one since MLK Day was started. The last time that inauguartion day
fell on the 21st was 21 January 1985 - Ronald Reagan's inauguration.
So, now that the November 2012 election was ACTUALLY finalized today with the congressional count of the electoral votes - the package is wrapped.
The package's ribbon cutting this coming 21st of January is a doubly unique day for persons who identify themselves as Black.
I Have A Dream
edit on 4/1/2013 by Trexter Ziam because: (no reason given)