Inauguration of Herbert Hoover
The inauguration of Herbert Hoover as the 31st president of the United States happened on March 4, 1929. It was the start of the only term of Herbert Hoover as president and Charles Curtis as vice president.
This was the first inauguration to be recorded by sound newsreels. It was also the second inauguration in which a former president gave the oath of office to a new president.
During the oath taking for Hoover, Taft misspoke and said the phrase "preserve, maintain, and defend," instead of "preserve, protect, and defend". A 13-year-old schoolgirl from Walden, New York, caught the error and wrote to the Chief Justice to tell him.
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- "The 36th Presidential Inauguration: Herbert C. Hoover, March 4, 1929". United States Senate. Archived from the original on January 11, 2017. Retrieved November 25, 2021.
- Bendat, Jim (2012). Democracy's Big Day: The Inauguration of Our President. iUniverse. pp. 36–37. ISBN 9781935278481.
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