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Apr 19 Dedication of Henry Statue

Apr 19 SI Unveils Joseph Henry Statue on the National Mall

 

Apr 19 SI Unveils Joseph Henry Statue on the National Mall

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Year: 
1883
Month: 
april
Day: 
19
Date: 
Thu, 1883-04-19
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At a ceremony attended by many notables and approximately 10,000 onlookers, the bronze statue of first Smithsonian Secretary Joseph Henry is unveiled on the Smithsonian grounds. The date for the event is selected to coincide with the annual meeting of the National Academy of Sciences, of which Henry had been president of at the time of his death. The United States Congress, the Diplomatic Corps, the Executive Departments, and the public were also invited to attend.