This Day in History

Statue of Liberty Arrives in New York Harbor

On June 17, 1885, the Statue of Liberty, a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States, arrived in New York Harbor aboard the French ship Isère. This monumental statue, designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and built by Gustave Eiffel, was shipped in 350 individual pieces packed in more than 200 […]

Mark Twain Publishes “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”

A literary classic was born on February 18th, 1885, as Mark Twain’s novel “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” was published in the United States. Twain’s masterpiece, praised for its vivid depiction of American life and social commentary, continues to resonate with readers worldwide.