Pursuant to the 20th Amendment to the US Constitution, Inauguration Day was moved from March 4 to January 20. The first year in which Inauguration Day held on January 20 was 1937. Name a person who has administered the Oath of Office to the President on or after January 20, 1937 (whether at a public inauguration ceremony or in private). First name and last name required. 8 possible answers. 19852.
While he was officially sworn in the day before, Ronald Reagan’s second inauguration ceremony was held on January 21, 1985, as January 20 was a Sunday. Not only did January 20 fall on a Sunday, but it also was the day of Super Bowl XIX and, most importantly, my first birthday. So while my family gathered to see me smash cake into my face, we watched the San Francisco 49ers beat the Miami Dolphins 38 to 16. Since then, the Dolphins have not reached another Super Bowl. Name a team that has lost in the Super Bowl after that season (Super Bowl XX and forward). (City and team name required.) 19 possible answers.19893.
On January 20, 1989, George H.W. Bush was sworn into office for what would be his only term. As a four-year-old during the election, I thought that the “race” for the presidency was a physical running race between Bush and Michael Dukakis. Name a country that won more than one medal in athletics (i.e., track and field events, road racing and racewalking) at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. 19 possible answers.19934.
To mark my birthday and Bill Clinton’s first inauguration on January 20, 1993, my mother and I baked red, white and blue frosted cupcakes to share with my class. Name another country*, besides the US, that currently has only red, white and blue on its flag. The flag must have all three colors and no other accent colors. At least 18 possible answers. *Must be a U.N. Member State19975.
Bill Clinton was sworn in for his second term on January 20, 1997, while I was navigating middle school. In seventh grade, my social studies teacher had our class memorize the members of Bill Clinton’s cabinet. Twenty years later, I can still remember about half of them (Bruce Babbitt, Donna Shalala, Hazel O’Leary…). Excluding the Vice President, name a current cabinet position. Here, with the exception of one very prominent role, I am looking for “Secretary of [Executive Department]”, not a so-called “cabinet-level” position. 15 possible answers.2001 - TWO PARTER (#6 and 7) (Answers to these questions will be revealed before Jan. 20 so no time traveling)6.
January 20, 2001, marked the first inauguration of George W. Bush, who several weeks prior narrowly defeated his opponent, then-Vice President Al Gore. Gore--inventor of the Internet, lock box proponent, environmental activist and famous Tennessean--was born on March 31, 1948, in Washington, DC, where his father was serving in Congress. Name the birth state of an individual (besides Gore) who has served as vice president in Gore’s lifetime. 11 possible answers.7.
Name the first and last name of a Second Lady of the United States (i.e., the wife of the VP) during Gore’s lifetime. 13 possible answers. [ETA: Well-known nicknames of the Second Lady are acceptable.]20058.
Just before Bush’s second inauguration on January 20, 2005, I had arrived back home after spending a semester abroad in the Netherlands. I spent a good amount of time travelling throughout Europe during that semester. Name a currency that is currently used by any member of the European Union. 11 possible answers.20099.
Barack Obama’s first inauguration ceremony on January 20, 2009, was said to have had the largest audience of any event ever held in Washington, D.C. Celebrity guests attending the event included Tom Hanks, Samuel L. Jackson, Susan Sarandon, Will Smith, Denzel Washington and Oprah Winfrey. Name a film for which Hanks, Jackson, Sarandon, Smith, Washington or Winfrey received an Oscar nomination for their performance (i.e., acting categories only). 20 possible answers.201310.
On January 21, 2013 (Obama’s 2nd inauguration--there’s that Sunday exception again), I was living in New Orleans, Louisiana. As the Louisiana film industry has grown in recent years, many actors have made their home in New Orleans, including Sandra Bullock, Brad Pitt, John Goodman, Nic Cage and Jennifer Coolidge (she was a regular at my favorite taqueria!). Name one of the following people born or raised in (or otherwise associated with) New Orleans. No letter/number required. LINK TO LARGER PHOTOS201711.
And finally, January 20, 2017, will be the 87th birthday of US Air Force fighter pilot, NASA astronaut and 30 Rock cameo-maker, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin. Besides Buzz, name an Apollo astronaut who has walked on the Moon’s surface. 11 possible answers. BONUS
Not really related to theme of the TD. For 5 points off of your score
, what do the subjects of the pictures below have in common? (Hint: The subjects appear or are referenced somewhere together. “Have not been in my kitchen” is not an acceptable answer.)LINK TO LARGER PHOTOS