Ellis Island Opens

NY, NY

1892-ellis-island-opens.jpgEllis Island opens its doors in New York City’s harbor as a U.S. federal immigration station and over the next 32 years, more than 12 million immigrants will pass through. It has been estimated that close to 40 percent of all current U.S. citizens can trace at least one ancestor to Ellis Island.

World Population : 170,060,000

Key:   1,000,000 People    1,000,000 People (Annotated)    Milestone

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