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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY IN 1885

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On June 17, 1885, the dismantled
Statue of Liberty, a gift of friendship from
the people of France to the people of America, arrives in
New York Harbor
after being shipped across the Atlantic Ocean in 350 individual pieces
packed in more than 200 cases. The copper and iron statue, which was reassembled and dedicated the following year in a ceremony presided over
by U.S. President
Grover Cleveland, became known around the world as an enduring symbol of freedom and democracy.

Intended to commemorate the American Revolution and a century of
friendship between the U.S. and France, the statue was designed by French sculptor Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi (who modeled it after his own mother),
with assistance from engineer Gustave Eiffel, who later developed the iconic
tower in Paris bearing his name. The statue was initially scheduled to be
finished by 1876, the 100th anniversary of America’s
Declaration of
Independence
; however, fundraising efforts, which included auctions, a
lottery and boxing matches, took longer than anticipated, both in Europe
and the U.S., where the statue’s pedestal was to be financed and constructed.

The statue alone cost the French an estimated $250,000 (more than $5.5 million
in today’s money).

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Grover Cleveland dedicates the Statue of Liberty, 1886 | Flickr
Depiction of President Grover Cleveland  dedicating the statue
of Liberty in 1886.

The Statue of Liberty Arrives In New York June 17, 1885
 

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TODAY IS PRESIDENT LINCOLN’S BIRTHDAY

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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NASA announced the selection of America’s first seven astronauts
on this day in 1959.

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John Glenn boards the Friendship 7 capsule to become the first American to orbit Earth.

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Jefferson Davis died in New Orleans on this day in 1889. He was
the first and only president of the Confederate States of America
and the highest ranking confederate leader of the South.

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On this day in 1957, America’s first attempt at putting a satellite into
orbit failed when the Vanguard TV-3 launch vehicle lost thrust after
lift-off and exploded on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral,
FL
. The
launch was in response to the Soviet Union’s orbiting of Sputnik l.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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It was on this day in 1962.

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Actress Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jeane Mortenson)
(June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962)

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On Bedloe’s Island in New York Harbor on this day in 1884, the cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty was laid.


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On this day in 1957, American Bandstand made its network debut on ABC-TV. The show was hosted by Dick Clark. Until this day the show
had been a local show in Philadelphia since 1952.

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From left: singer Paul Anka and Bandstand host Dick Clark

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