The nation’s eyes are turned toward the capitol for the U.S. Presidential inauguration.
This week’s trivia challenge by Sarah Phelan-Blamires, public services librarian at Whitman County Library, tests your knowledge of presidential inaugurations.
The Whitman County Library’s online trivia challenge takes place at 5:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month on its Facebook page.
- George Washington was the only U.S. president to be inaugurated in two cities. What were they? (Hint: one was the nation’s capital at that time.)
- The first first lady to attend her husband’s inauguration was _________ in 1809.
- Jelly Belly created this flavor of jelly bean specifically for Ronald Reagan’s inauguration in order to have red, white and blue jelly beans at the celebration.
- This president, who is famous for serving the shortest term, conversely holds the record for the longest inaugural address, at approximately two hours.
- It was so cold at this president’s 1873 inauguration that the champagne for the reception, as well as the canaries for the ceremony, froze.
- New York City and Philadelphia; Federal Hall and Congress Hall, respectively.
- Dolley Madison.
- Blueberry; while quitting smoking, Reagan developed a habit of eating jelly beans to help distract himself, hence the need for patriotic jelly beans at his inauguration, but Jelly Belly didn’t have any “blue” flavors until then.
- William Henry Harrison; he died one month later.
- Ulysses S. Grant.