April 17, 1907 in New York history

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117 years ago on April 17th, 1907

Ellis Island sets a daily record for most immigrants processed in one day at 11,747 people

This was also the busiest year for Ellis Island, with over 1 million immigrants received in 1907. Although New York was just serving as a port of entry, many of those who immigrated to the United States made New York City their new home, weaving together the city's multicultural heritage. Today, 36% of the city's population is foreign-born, with Queens being one of the most ethnically-diverse areas in the United States, and more than 800 languages are spoken citywide, making New York City the most linguistically-diverse city in the world.


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Record High: 96Β°F in 2002
Record Low: 27Β°F in 1875

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