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April 17, 2011
April 17th: Ellis Island admits record number of immigrants, 1907
Today is Ellis Island Family History Day, commemorating the day in 1907 when Ellis Island admitted a record number of immigrants: 11,747.
Pictured: Immigrants at Ellis Island in 1902. Library of Congress photo.