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