August 1, 1855 in New York history

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169 years ago on August 1st, 1855

Castle Clinton begins functioning as the country's first immigrant processing center at the tip of Manhattan

It was operated by New York until April 18, 1890, when the U.S. government would take control. Immigrant processing moved to Ellis Island on January 2, 1892.


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🌞 Weather Records 🌞

Record High: 100°F in 1933
Record Low: 59°F in 1895

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