Wednesday, January 21, 2009

10 Weird Inauguration Day Blunders

With the inauguration yesterday, I found this article about past inaugurations to be very interesting.

I picked out my favorite to post here:
Ulysses S. Grant's first inauguration in 1869 ended with fights in the coat-check line and many guests abandoning their coats and hats due to an extremely long wait. The Washington Post reported that the coat check was staffed by illiterates who were unable to read the claim tickets, which surely slowed down the line even more. A similar event occurred at the end of the evening of a 1989 inaugural celebration when Republicans actually stormed the coat check of the Texas State Society's Tie and Boots ball, later referred to as "The Bastille Day Coat Check Affair."

So enjoy some stories from inaugurations past.

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