Tag: On this day in history

On this day in 1973

January 23, 1973, President Richard Nixon announced that a peace accord had been reached in Vietnam. In the end some 58,000 Americans died in this war. Historians and analysts will forever debate our involvement there. I was a teenager and came of age after the war and the draft had ended. But I remember the …

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Coming to America

On this day in 1892, Ellis Island opened and began processing immigrants into the United States. It operated as the nation’s busiest immigrant inspection station from 1892 until 1954. Over 12 million immigrants were processed through Ellis Island. The average processing time was between 3-7 hours. For many immigrants, it was an “Island of Hope” …

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