Useless But Compelling Facts – May 2011 Answer

Our last UBCF quiz asked you to identity each of the following U.S. presidents and the year involved in response to a series of "first" questions. Here are the answers:

(a) The first to have his inauguration photographed: JAMES BUCHANAN in 1857

(b) The first inauguration to be recorded by a movie camera: WILLIAM McKINLEY in 1897 (watch it on YouTube.)

(c) The first inauguration to be aired on radio: CALVIN COOLIDGE in 1925

(d) The first inauguration to be televised: HARRY S. TRUMAN in 1949

(e) The first inauguration to be televised in color: JOHN F. KENNEDY in 1961

Kudos to Samuel J. Dressler for not only getting them all right, but giving us an ‘extra credit’ or bonus round tidbit . .The first inaugural website: BILL CLINTON in 1997! Thank you.