What you don't know about the 127-year-old bible used to swear-in Joe Biden

What you don't know about the 127-year-old bible used to swear-in Joe Biden

- The US inauguration has left so many high points in its wake that will forever be remembered

- One of the interesting highlights of the Wednesday inauguration was the swearing of the POTUS

- Facts has emerged as to the history of the aged piece, referred to as family heirloom, that have left people in awe

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The world stood still as the US inaugurated her 46th President and Vice-President, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris respectively on Wednesday, January 20, in a ceremony that was a roll call of top personalities in the US.

While there were many takeaways and high points of the epoch-making event, one particular item stood out.

Biden's bible - the book used for his swearing-in - had caught the attention of attendees of the ceremony and social media users who followed the occasion online.

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Awesome facts of the 127-year-old Biden swearing-in bible
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Though not a constitutional necessity, many elected officials of the US have had their oath-taking with a bible.

And these bibles usually come with a few interesting backgrounds and history. Just as former US President Barack Obama used the bible belonging to Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Lincoln for his swearing-in, the choice of the bible to use is open.

According to News18, Joe Biden's bible said to be 127 years old has its own unique history.

The bible has been a significant feature in Biden's political career as he was sworn in 7 times as senator of Delaware and Vice President of the US.

His son, Beau Biden who died of brain cancer in 2015 was also sworn in as attorney general of Delaware with the huge book.

It is said to carry all important dates in the Biden's family's history and has been owned by the current first family of the United States since 1893.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Chrissy Teigen became the only celebrity Twitter account followed by the official US presidential account, @POTUS.

The model and businesswoman had previously been blocked by the account while Trump was in office and she remained one of his most famous and most outspoken critics, especially on Twitter.

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