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In New York York's Central Park, the cornerstone of the Shakespeare Monument is dedicated

The Shakespeare Monument dedicated in Central Park, New York City, April 23, 1864, artist's impression
04/23/1864
On the three hundredth anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth, New York City participated in the worldwide celebrations with the laying of the cornerstone of a monument in Central Park. Later in the year, with funding from a benefit performance of Julius Caesar, starring three Booth brothers, including John Wilkes Booth, a statue by John Quincy Adams Ward was unveiled and stands today. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"The Shakespeare Tercentenary,"  Harper's Weekly Magazine, May 7, 1864, p. 301.
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