(Friday, January 1, 1892) — Ellis Island in New York Harbor opened today to begin processing millions of immigrants into the United States. Three large ships landed on the first day and 700 immigrants passed over the docks.
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(Monday January 1, 1962, 11 a.m. local time) — The Beatles, with Pete Best still on drums, auditioned for Mike Smith, an A&R manager at Decca Records, at Decca’s studios in Broadhurst Gardens, West Hampstead, north London. Continue reading The Beatles audition for Decca in London 50 years ago this hour (1962)