What was the First Presidential Inaugural Speech (USA) recorded on tape?
#126125. Asked by george48. (Jun 06 12 11:16 PM)
The first sound recording of a presidential inauguration was made in 1925. Calvin Coolidge's swearing-in ceremony was one of the first electrical recordings, using microphones and amplifiers to record the sound.|
Calvin Coolidge - Inaugural Address
Wednesday, March 4, 1925
In 1923 President Coolidge first took the oath of office, administered by his father, a justice of the peace and a notary, in his family's sitting room in Plymouth, Vermont. President Harding had died while traveling in the western States. A year later, the President was elected on the slogan "Keep Cool with Coolidge." Chief Justice William Howard Taft administered the oath of office on the East Portico of the Capitol. The event was broadcast to the nation by radio.
In 1921, Warren G. Harding became the first President to take his oath and deliver his Inaugural address through loud speakers. In 1925, Calvin Coolidge's Inaugural address was the first to be broadcast nationally by radio. And in 1949, Harry S. Truman became the first President to deliver his Inaugural address over television airwaves.
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