Obama’s inauguration

The 44th President: Jan. 20, 2009

· January 15, 2009 · Post a comment

Barack Obama will become the 44th president of the United States on Jan. 20, 2009 — the first African-American elected to the position. Many locals will make the trip to Washington, D.C., to watch the historic event. Others will watch from here in Kansas.


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Commemorative Inauguration Package

Get a piece of history: the special Jan. 20, 2009 edition of the Journal-World with souvenir Barack Obama poster, and the Jan. 21 edition with full inauguration coverage and wrap-up of this historic election season.