July 4th, not a good day for the Founding Fathers .

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July 4th, Independence day, a great day for the USA, and also an important day for nations outside of the USA.

However for 3 of the Founding Fathers did turned out not to be sucha great day after all.On July 4 1826, the 50th anniversary John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died. Just before  Adams died, his last words included an acknowledgement of his longtime rival but also  friend  “Thomas Jefferson survives”, not knowing  that Jefferson had died several hours before.

Five years later James Monroe, the 5th President of the US, died at the age of 73 at his son-in-law’s home in New York City.

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With his death came an eerie coincidence that many people just couldn’t ignore: But I believe that is all it is a coincidence be it eerie. It is however intriguing.

 

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The statue of Liberty

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On the day it is in lets have a look at the history of that famous French lady that keeps a watchful eye on New York and it’s surrounding area. But is also an international symbol for freedom and liberty.

The Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World; French: La Liberté éclairant le monde) is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York City, in the United States. The copper statue, a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States, was designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and built by Gustave Eiffel.

Bartholdi’s design patent.

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Stereoscopic image of right arm and torch of the Statue of Liberty, 1876 Centennial Exposition.

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Richard Morris Hunt’s pedestal under construction in June 1885.

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Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, June 1885, showing (clockwise from left) woodcuts of the completed statue in Paris, Bartholdi, and the statue’s interior structure.

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Unpacking of the face of the Statue of Liberty, which was delivered on June 17, 1885

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Unveiling of the Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World (1886) by Edward Moran. Oil on canvas

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Government poster using the Statue of Liberty to promote the sale of Liberty Bonds

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Bedloe’s Island in 1927, showing the statue and army buildings. The eleven-pointed walls of Fort Wood, which still form the statue’s base, are visible.

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The day the lady cried.The Statue of Liberty on September 11, 2001.

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A replica of the Statue of Liberty forms part of the exterior decor at the New York-New York Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

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To all my American friends Happy Independence Day.

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