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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.[1]

Presidential Inauguration of
George H. W. Bush
George H. W. Bush inauguration.jpg
George Bush takes the oath of office as the
President of the United States.
DateJanuary 20, 1989; 30 years ago (1989-01-20)
LocationWashington, D.C.
United States Capitol
ParticipantsPresident of the United States, George Herbert Walker Bush
Assuming office
Chief Justice of the United States,
William Hubbs Rehnquist
Administering oath
Vice President of the United States
James Danforth Quayle
Assuming office
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States,
Sandra Day O'Connor
Administering oath

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.[2]

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  2. ^ Layton, Lyndsey (30 April 2000). "Mass Transit Popularity Surges in U.S.". The Washington Post.

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