Jan 22, 2013 — Lamar Alexander, the Republican senator from Tennessee, and Alex Haley, the author of The Autobiography of Malcolm X, were close friends and native Tennesseans.
Jan 22, 2013 — George Washington invoked the Almighty, but the word "God" wasn't used in an inaugural address until James Monroe. Since then, few presidents have missed the opportunity to put God in their inaugural speeches.
Jan 22, 2013 — The U.S. Marine Band accompanying her was pre-recorded, but after conflicting reports, there's burning debate as to whether Beyonce sang live.
Jan 21, 2013 — As he walked up the steps and back into the Capitol today following his inaugural address, President Obama stoppedand turned around to look back. "I want to take a look," he could be heard saying, because "I'm not going to see this again."