STATUE DEDICATED ON THIS DAY IN 1886

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The Statue of Liberty, a gift of friendship from the people of
France
to the people of the United States,was dedicated in
New York Harbor by President Grover Cleveland (above).

Originally known as “Liberty Enlightening the World,” the
statue was proposed by the French historian Edouard de
Laboulaye to commemorate the Franco-American alliance
during the
American Revolution.

Designed by French sculptor Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi,
the 151-foot statue was designed by Eugene-Emmanuel
Viollet-le-Duc and Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel, the latter
famous for his design of the
Eiffel Tower in Paris.

In May 1884, the statue was completed in France, and three
months later the cornerstone for its pedestal was laid in New
York Harbor. In June 1885, the dismantled Statue of Liberty
arrived in the New World, enclosed in more than 200 packing
cases.

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Stephen Grover Cleveland
(March 18, 1837 – June 24, 1908)

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