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Bill Remembers: Ellis Island

Bill Kurtis looks back on the landing spot that greeted o so many weary travelers seeking a new beginning, Ellis Island.  Among those welcomed to the United States on Ellis Island was Bill’s own grandfather.  Ellis Island re-opened on this day in 1990 as a museum; a shrine to the sacrifice of so many in search of freedom.

Chicago’s “Sod Father”

"There's six of us who have been in Major League Baseball: My grandfather, my dad, my two uncles, ... more

Electric Guitar Patented

The first patent for the electric guitar was awarded August 10, 1937. Since the 1800s, musicians ... more

Prohibition Ends After 13 Dry Years

The days of prohibition came to an end on March 22, 1933 when President Roosevelt signed the ... more
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