William Howard Taft is inaugurated as the 27th president of the United States

A blizzard the night before caused the ceremonies to be moved into the Senate Chamber in the Capitol.

The oath of office was administered for the sixth time by Chief Justice Melville Fuller. The new President took his oath on the Supreme Court Bible, which he used again in 1921 to take his oaths as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. An inaugural ball that evening was held at the Pension Building.