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Statue of Liberty

Timeline created by ah0099786 in History
Event Date: Event Title: Event Description:
Timeline small square The U.S. Congress accepts the Statue of Liberty as a gift from the people of France.
Timeline small square President Ulysses S. Grant signs a bill designating Bedloe's Island as the Statue's site.
Timeline small square pedestal construction was finished
Timeline small square The Statue arrived in New York Harbor
Timeline small square Financing for the pedestal completed in America
Timeline small square Pedestal construction was finished
Timeline small square President Grover Cleveland places the Statue and pedestal under the administration of the U.S. Lighthouse Board as maritime structures.
2 small square The Statue of Liberty is completed.
Timeline small square Official Dedication of the Statue of Liberty
Sol 1 small square The fireworks display and illumination of the Statue of Liberty, cancelled on October 28 due to the inclement weather, takes place.
Timeline small square Presidential Proclamation declared Fort Wood (and the Statue of Liberty within it) a National Monument
Timeline small square President Johnson signs a Presidential Proclamation, adding Ellis Island to the National Park Service, under the administration of the Statue of Liberty National Monument.
4 small square Puerto Rican nationalists drape the Puerto Rican flag across the Statue's forehead in an illegal demonstration.
Timeline small square President Ronald Reagan appointed Lee Iacocca to head up a private sector effort to restore the Statue of Liberty. Fundraising began for the $87 million restoration under a public/private partnership between the National Park Service and The Statue of Lib
Statue of liberty 04s small square The newly restored Statue re-opened to the public during Liberty Weekend, which celebrated her centennial.
Timeline small square The Statue of Liberty National Monument officially celebrated her 100th birthday.
Timeline small square The first Statue of Liberty ferry was preparing to depart for the day just as the World Trade Center came under attack. The ferry was turned back and no visitors reached Liberty Island.
Timeline small square Liberty Island reopens to the public but the inside of the monument remains closed.
Timeline small square The inside of the pedestal reopens to the public.
5 small square The Statue's crown reopens to the public for the first time since September 2001.
Timeline small square The inside of the Statue of Liberty reopens after a year long renovation.
Timeline small square Flooding from Hurricane Sandy put 75% of Liberty Island below water. Major infrastructure is damaged. Liberty Island remains closed indefinitely.