Obama Inauguration? There's an App for That


A week from today, President Barack Obama will be sworn into the nation's highest office for the fourth time. Yep, fourth.

The only other president to have been sworn in four times is Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who served four terms as president of the United States in and took oaths in 1932, 1936, 1940 and 1944.

President Obama will begin his second term as POTUS with his third swearing-in on Sunday, Jan. 20. But wait, you say, the inauguration ceremony is Monday, Jan. 21? Correctamundo. The Constitution requires that Obama begin his second term on Jan. 20, but as that is a Sunday and inaugurations don't typically happen on Sunday (just really important football games and film awards ceremonies), the public swearing in—which will be Obama's fourth—will happen Monday, Jan. 21.

Obama was sworn in for the first time on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, in Washington, D.C. However, since Chief Justice John Roberts, who was conducting the swearing-in, flubbed the exact wording—as required by the Constitution of the United States—a second, private swearing-in was held the following night with the correct oath.

And like everything else in the world: There's an app for that. The official 57th Presidential Inauguration app that will not only help those on the ground in the National Mall find a toilet but will also help desk-bound Boiseans live stream the ceremony while the boss isn't looking. Download it for your iPhone or Android here.