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Daily Archives: January 1, 2016

Today in 1892, Ellis Island Opened!

Ellis Island Opened Today in 1982

Ellis Island opened for the first time on January 1st, 1892. America is the melting pot it is today thanks, at least in part, to a little island off the shore of New Jersey. Experts estimate that as much as 40 percent of United States citizens can trace their ancestry back to Ellis Island! This