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An inauguration 228 years in the making

An inauguration 228 years in the making

The presidential inauguration — an occasion this country has celebrated 57 times over — rolls around again Friday.

President-elect Donald Trump will take the same oath of office penned into Article II of the Constitution, repeating the same words George Washington did 228 years ago.

Washington's inauguration was not in Washington, D.C., and it was not on Jan. 20, as Trump's will be Friday. Instead it was at Federal Hall, in New York City, on April 30.

Since 1789, locations have shifted, dates shuffled around, but has the celebration changed?

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