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"Taking the Oath then Taking A Dirt Nap"

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Posted: Jan 21, 2013 5:54 PM by Pat Shingleton
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Inauguration Day, 2013 recorded a daytime high of 47 and this morning, Washington, D.C. awoke in the 20s. In 1841, President Harrison gave a lengthy speech, rode a horse from the Capitol with no hat or overcoat, caught a cold that became pneumonia and died a month later. In 1853, President Pierce was sworn in during a blizzard. 0utgoing President Fillmore's wife was in attendance, caught a cold that developed into pneumonia and died days later. President Taft's ceremony went inside due to ten inches of snow in 1909. Trees toppled, and streets were clogged as six-thousand workers cleared 58,000 tons of snow. In 1937, F.D.R., rode to the White House in an open car with an inch of water on the floor after a record 1.77" of rain

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