44th or 45th, for the president of the US, what's in a number?
AFPWASHINGTON -- If it all goes wrong for U.S. President Barack Obama in his second term we will know who to blame: civil rights icon Myrlie Evers-Williams, who blessed his successor, the 45th president, by mistake.
January 23, 2013, 4:13 pm TWN
“America, we are here, our nation's capital, on this day, January the 21st, 2013, the inauguration of our 45th president, Barack Obama,” said Evers-Williams, the widow of slain civil rights activist Medgar Evers.
Unfortunately for 79-year-old Evers-Williams, a distinguished scholar at Alcorn State University in Lorman, Mississippi, Obama is actually the 44th president and stays that way even after winning a second term.
Obama is also only the 43rd person to hold the job, as Grover Cleveland served as both the 22nd and the 24th president with Benjamin Harrison sandwiched in between.