State of the Union firsts
February 11th, 2013
09:45 AM ET
5 years ago

State of the Union firsts

Washington (CNN) - On Tuesday, President Barack Obama will present his fourth State of the Union address, the 224th in the nation's history. However, this will be only the 80th time a president has delivered the speech before Congress - earlier presidents routinely delivered a written message to be read to Congress.

Here are some firsts from past State of the Union addresses:


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