This Day, That Year – June 17

This Day, That Year – June 17

This day in history we feature, the Statue of Liberty. The world-famous Statue of Liberty arrived in New York City on this day in 1885.

Trivia – Statue of Liberty

The dismantled Statue of Liberty, a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of America, arrived 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.

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Source – History

This day in history – Statue of Liberty

Zoya Siddiqui

Zoya is a fledgling journalist with a natural penchant for wordsmithery and a soft corner for environment and wildlife. A literature student, she contributes articles on history, environment and latest fads.

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