Joe Biden will be today (Wednesday, Jan. January) begin his first term as the next US leader It will be announced on Wednesday just before noon (1700:00 GMT) in front of the U.S. Capitol by Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Roberts as 46 President of the United States sworn in amid the coronavirus pandemic, the inauguration ceremony is being scaled back, with participants and crowd being “extremely limited” and face masks becoming mandatory

Three former presidents will be in attendance including Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush

Outgoing Chairman Donald Trump will not be attending, however; instead, Vice President Mike Pence will attend the ceremony

Mr Biden will also give an inaugural address on Wednesday, calling for national unity after the turbulent tenure of his Republican predecessor

Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris is also sworn in and becomes the first black and Asian-American woman to serve in this role

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There will be musical performances by Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Garth Brooks during the ceremony Several artists, including Bruce Springsteen, John Legend, and Justin Timberlake, will be performing virtual performances

Mr. Biden, a Catholic, plans to attend mass at a cathedral in the city on Wednesday morning with the four leading congress leaders

He will then be sworn in with this woman Jill by his side. But Jill is not his first wife, so who was Neilia Hunter Biden?

Before her marriage to Mr Biden in 1977, Dr Biden married a former college football player Bill Stevenson before marrying Mr. Biden

She met Mr. Biden on a blind date when she was in college, and he was a Senator

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Before his marriage to Dr Biden was the Democratic President-elect married to another woman, Neilia Hunter

He met her at university, where she was a sophomore at Syracuse University, and he was a junior at the University of Delaware

After his bachelor’s degree in Delaware, Mr. Biden moved to Syracuse law school

Neilia’s parents were reluctant to marry because of Mr. Biden’s religion as a Roman Catholic woman

Joe and Neilia had three children together – Joseph “Beau”, Robert Hunter and Naomi Christina “Amy”

A year later, a 30-year-old Biden challenged Republican incumbent J Caleb Boggs for a Delaware seat in the US Senate and won the race in November 1972

A month later, the Senator-Elect was in Washington DC interviewing staff when he learned that his wife and daughter had died

Neilia and one-year-old Naomi were killed in a car accident while shopping for Christmas in Hockessin, Delaware

The couple’s sons, Beau and Hunter, survived the accident and were rushed to hospital, where Beau was treated for a broken leg and other wounds, and Hunter for a small fractured skull and other head injuries

Mr Biden considered resigning to look after his sons, but was persuaded by the Senate Majority Leader at the time Mike Mansfield did not

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