By the Numbers

The ticket price for the first official inaugural ball, which was held in 1809 for James Madison. The menu included brandy punch, wild game, oysters, and terrapin, and dancing went until midnight.

source: usnews.com/articles/news/obama/2008/12/17/inaugural-trivia-answers.html?s_cid=rss:inaugural-trivia-answers.


Please note this login is to submit events or press releases. Use this page here to login for your Independent subscription

Not a member? Sign up here.