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Statue of Liberty Centennial

CBS News reports from New York City on the 1986 Fourth of July celebration, marking 100 years since the Statue of the Liberty was dedicated to the United States. Festivities centered around the national monument as some 30,000 vessels, ranging from canoes to the Queen Elizabeth II, crowded New York Harbor.

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  • Statue of Liberty Centennial
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    CBS News reports from New York City on the 1986 Fourth of July celebration, marking 100 years since the Statue of the Liberty was dedicated to the United States. Festivities centered around the national monument as some 30,000 vessels, ranging from canoes to the Queen Elizabeth II, crowded New York Harbor.

    Audio Clip (0:56)
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