On this day in history 1886--the Statue of Liberty, a gift from the people of France, was dedicated in New York Harbor by President Cleveland. This statue was a gift from the French people. Funds for the pedestal were to be contributed by the American people but enough weren’t collected by the time the statue was completed. Newspaperman Joseph Pulitzer used his newspapers to generate interest in raising funds for the pedestal by promising to publish the names of those who contributed. Other newspapers joined his efforts and the goal was actually exceeded! To read about the history of this monument, please visit this page .
(Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)