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Today In History; In 1790, Washington Delivers First State Of The Union Address

By Tom Tillison
Orlando Political Press

On this day in 1790, President George Washington delivers the first State of the Union address to the assembled Congress in New York City.

On January 8, 1790 Washington delivered the first ever State of the Union address. His address was highly anticipated by virtually everyone in Congress, since nobody was quite sure how the Executive Branch was to work or what a State of the Union address would look like.