Inauguration of George H. W. Bush
The Inauguration of George H. W. Bush as the 41st President of the United States was held on Friday, January 20, 1989. The inauguration marked the commencement of the four-year term of George H. W. Bush as President and Dan Quayle as Vice President. Chief Justice William Rehnquist administered the presidential oath of office to Bush and Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor administered the vice presidential oath of office to Quayle.
|Date||January 20, 1989|
United States Capitol
|Participants||President of the United States, George Herbert Walker Bush |
William Hubbs Rehnquist
James Danforth Quayle
Sandra Day O'Connor
The event helped Metrorail set a single-day record of 604,089 trips, breaking the record of 565,000 set the spring before by the Washington for Jesus '88 rally. The record would stand until the day of the National Victory Celebration in 1991.
- Layton, Lyndsey (30 April 2000). "Mass Transit Popularity Surges in U.S.". The Washington Post.
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