Did you know on this day January 20, 2009, Barack Hussein Obama was sworn in as the first African-American president of the United States of America?
Barack Obama defeated Republican, John Mclain, a senior senator from Arizona in the presidential election held on 4th November, 2008 becoming the first ever African-American to be elected to the Presidency.
The swearing-in ceremony took place at the West Front of the United States Capitol grounds in Washington DC. It was among the most observed events by a global audience.
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