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By On This Day in NYC's History

ELLIS ISLAND CLOSED UP SHOP

On November 12, 1954: Ellis Island Immigration Station, the gateway for millions of immigrants to the United States, officially closed after releasing the last detainee, Arne Peterssen, a Norwegian merchant.

Image courtesy of History

Image courtesy of History

THE GRAND WALTZ ON BROADWAY

On November 12, 1989: The musical Grand Hotel opened on Broadway at the Martin Beck Theatre. The production ran for over 1,000 performances and won five Tony Awards.

Image courtesy of Play Bill Vault

Image courtesy of Play Bill Vault

BORN ON THIS DAY: ANNE HATHAWAY

On November 12, 1982: Academy Award-winning actress Anne Hathaway was born in Brooklyn.

Image courtesy of Dead Curious

Image courtesy of Dead Curious

 

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