WASHINGTON (AP) — The inauguration of a U.S. president is traditionally a highly scripted celebration, with seating charts, schedules, dress rehearsals and planning committees that map each moment of the history-making day from start to finish.
But sometimes the unexpected happens. A chief justice stumbles while administering the oath. The bitter cold forces the inaugural ceremony to move inside.
A president decides to break from tradition and walk with his inauguration parade down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House.
Here, in a look at recent presidential inaugurals, are some unexpected or otherwise memorable moments.