Franklin D. Roosevelt is inaugurated as the 32nd president of the United States

The former Governor of New York rode to the Capitol with President Hoover.

Pressures of the economy faced the President-elect as he took his oath of office from Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes on the East Portico of the Capitol. He addressed the nation by radio and announced his plans for a New Deal. Throughout that day the President met with his Cabinet designees at the White House.