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On this day: July 4

Published On: Jun 27 2012 04:29:44 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 04 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

A country is born -- and later expands, an "Iron Horse" retires, and we lose three presidents, all on this day.

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Scientific America

1884: The completed Statue of Liberty is formally presented to United States Ambassador to France Levi P. Morton at a ceremony in Paris. The statue was later shipped in pieces to America for reassembly in New York City.

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