Good News in History, April 17

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Good News in History, April 17

Post by Guest on Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:31 pm

110 years ago on this day, more immigrants entered the U.S. than on any other date in history — 11,747 people — which is why it is commemorated as Ellis Island Family History Day. Over 40 percent of the U.S. population — 100 million Americans — can trace their roots back to the 17 million immigrants who took their first steps towards freedom and opportunity at the Ellis Island processing center. A small sampling of those who came through Ellis Island between 1892–1924 — some immigrants and some simply travelers — reveals some of the greatest names in literature, entertainment, politics, and science… (1907)

… The list includes composers and conductors, Gustav Mahler, Arturo Toscanini, Leopold Stokowski and Sergei Rachmaninoff; physicians Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud; future presidents Woodrow Wilson, William H. Taft, Theodore Roosevelt and Herbert Hoover; writers Joseph Conrad, Rudyard Kipling, and F. Scott Fitzgerald; songwriters George Gershwin, George M. Cohan, Irving Berlin, and Cole Porter; entertainers Walt Disney and Charlie Chaplin, and the great scientist Albert Einstein.


http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/events060417/

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