One for the history books: how records tumbled on the day Joe Biden was inaugurated

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Joe Biden is the 46th president of the United States and his inauguration was a day of many firsts, a day when promises of unity and healing (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)
Joe Biden is the 46th president of the United States and his inauguration was a day of many firsts, a day when promises of unity and healing (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

It was always going to be a different kind of ceremony – absent of thronging crowds, dignitaries in masks, chairs placed at strategic distances for those who were there.

But that didn’t mean the day was any less memorable. Under a clear but icy Washington, DC, sky the inauguration of Joe Biden as 46th president of the United States was a day of many firsts, a day when promises of unity and healing ran like a thread throughout the proceedings, a day when stars were made and unlikely heroes rose to the occasion.

Records tumbled left, right and centre.

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