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A painting of the dedication by Edward Moran 1886
1800s

The Statue of Liberty unveiled (1886)

When the Statue of Liberty was unveiled in 1886, 20,000 men in uniform were to march down New York City’s Fifth Avenue and Broadway with flags and bands of music, and a million people more or less came out to see the sight.

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1940s

Victory in Europe Day (1945)

President Proclaims Victory in Europe Truman warns Japanese to quit or face destruction; unconditional surrender will be ratified in Berlin Washington — President Truman proclaimed

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