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First inauguration of Bill Clinton

Historical event
Name
1993 Presidential Inauguration of
Bill Clinton
ParticipantsPresident of the United States, William J. Clinton
Assuming office
Chief Justice of the United
States
, William H. Rehnquist
Administering oath
Vice President of the United States
Albert A. Gore, Jr.
Assuming office
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court,
Byron White
Administering oath
Joint Congressional Committee
on Inaugural Ceremonies
Responsible for inaugural events
(including inaugural parade
and balls)
LocationWashington, D.C.
U.S. Capitol
DateJanuary 20, 1993

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The first inauguration of Bill Clinton as the 42nd President of the United States took place on January 20, 1993. The inauguration marked the beginning of the first four-year term of Bill Clinton as President and Al Gore as Vice President. Chief Justice William Rehnquist administered the Oath of office.Bob Dylan performed "Chimes of Freedom" on the Lincoln Memorial steps, then at the Inauguration Eve concert Fleetwood Mac and Barry Manilow performed. Maya Angelou had recited her poem "On the Pulse of Morning" at the inaugural. Also performing as part of the inaugural celebration was Aretha Franklin, who performed "I Dreamed a Dream" from the musical Les Misérables.

One of the most memorable performances that took place that evening was the performance of Michael Jackson's "Gone Too Soon" and "Heal the World", who at the time refused to do unscheduled public performances.




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