First inauguration of Ronald Reagan

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Reagan takes the oath of office, January 20, 1981

Ronald Reagan was inaugurated as the 40th president of the United States on January 20, 1981.[1] This inauguration was the beginning of Reagan's eight years as President. George H. W. Bush was inaugurated as Vice President.

Reagan took the oath of office at the inauguration ceremony. Chief Justice Warren E. Burger gave the oath.

On the same day, hostages from the Iran hostage crisis are released as Reagan is sworn in as President.[2]

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  1. Miller, Stephen H. (January 21, 1981). "Hostages Arrive in West Germany". Associated Press.
  2. Weisman, Steven R. (January 21, 1981). "Reagan Takes Oath as 40th President; Promises an 'Era of National Renewal'—Minutes Later, 52 U.S. Hostages in Iran Fly to Freedom After 444-Day Ordeal". New York Times. p. A1.

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