George H.W. Bush Opens White House On Inauguration Day

1989

The 200th anniversary of the presidency is observed as George H.W. Bush takes the executive oath on the same Bible that George Washington used in 1789. After the ceremony, the president and first lady Barbara Bush walk from the Capitol to the White House. Bush will open the White House to the public — the first such event in 80 years – the day after he assumed office.