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Franklin Roosevelt Rededicates the Statue of Liberty

On October 28, 1936, the statue's 50th anniversary, President Franklin Roosevelt delivers a speech during a re-dedication ceremony.

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  • Franklin Roosevelt Rededicates the Statue of Liberty
    Franklin Roosevelt Rededicates the Statue of Liberty

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    On October 28, 1936, the statue's 50th anniversary, President Franklin Roosevelt delivers a speech during a re-dedication ceremony.

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    In August 1935, American humorist Will Rogers was killed in an airplane accident near Point Barrow, Alaska. In a radio broadcast on November 4, 1938, from Hyde Park, New York, President Franklin Roosevelt pays homage to Rogers and dedicates a memorial in Claremore, Oklahoma.

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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.

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  • Franklin Roosevelt Dedicates Museum of Modern Art
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    President Kennedy Addresses United Nations Staff

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    In a speech delivered March 3, 1951, in Town Hall, New York, Sen. Margaret Chase Smith warns those in her party who are critical of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, the likely presidential nominee, to tone down their rhetoric as a division grows in the GOP over the stationing of troops in post-World War II Germany.

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