The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on this date in 1886. The tablet in her hand is inscribed with the date July IV MDCCLXXVI. Inside the statue, near the base, is a bronze plaque (installed in 1903) displaying the poem "The New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus. The most famous lines are these:
"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"