Obama’s Jan. 21 inauguration date will be only 7th in nation’s history





WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is adding an asterisk to his name in the history books.

His inauguration will be only the seventh time that the constitutionally mandated date for a president’s swearing-in — Jan. 20 — has fallen on a Sunday. So, following tradition, the inauguration will be on Monday, Jan. 21.

The adjustment puts Obama in league with President Ronald Reagan, whose second inauguration in 1985 also was changed from Sunday to Monday....



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