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.
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.
BORN ON THIS DAY: ANNE HATHAWAY
On November 12, 1982: Academy Award-winning actress Anne Hathaway was born in Brooklyn.
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