…and for them, it was their first taste of America.
But no more after this day in 1954.
Monday, November 12, the 317th day of 2012
Veterans Day is an official United States holiday honoring armed service veterans. It is a federal holiday that is observed on November 11th. It coincides with other holidays such as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world and also mark the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. Although yesterday was the official day, many take the following Monday off.
1954 Ellis Island closes after processing more than 20 million immigrants since 1892.
It is now a museum.
1983 Cabbage Patch Dolls are created.
1987: This rock star was arrested at his comeback concert in Los Angeles for non-payment of child support. It was Sly Stone.