On this day, Aug. 5 ...
1884: The cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty is laid.
Also on this day:
1861: President Lincoln signs the Revenue Act of 1861, the first income tax in America.
1914: The first electric traffic lights is installed in Cleveland.
2010: The Senate confirms Elena Kagan to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court, 63-37.
2013: The Washington Post Co. agrees to sell the Washington Post to Jeff Bezos for $250 million cash.