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CLASSIC NOVEL PUBLISHED ON THIS DAY IN 1851

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Moby-Dick is now considered a great classic of American literature and
contains one of the most famous opening lines in fiction: “Call me Ishmael.” Initially, though, the book about Captain Ahab and his quest to catch a giant
white whale was a flop.

Its author, Herman Melville was born in New York City in 1819. As a young
man, he spent time in the merchant marines, the U.S. Navy and on a whaling
ship in the South Seas. In 1846, he published his first novel, Typee, a
romantic adventure based on his experiences in Polynesia. The book was
a success and a sequel, Omoo, was published in 1847. Three more novels
followed, with mixed critical and commercial results.
 

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Herman Melville (Melvill) (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891)

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, DC. on this day in 1982, after a march to its site by thousands
of Vietnam War veterans. About two years later the Three
Soldiers statue was dedicated.

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ELLIS ISLAND CLOSED ON THIS DAY IN 1954

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Ellis Island, the gateway to America, shut its doors after processing more
than 12 million immigrants since opening in 1892. Today, an estimated 40
percent of all Americans can trace their roots through Ellis Island, located
in
New York Harbor off the New Jersey coast and named for merchant
Samuel Ellis (1733-1794), who owned the land in the 1770s. Ellis’s heirs
sold the island to the State of New York in 1808. Today,
Ellis Island is one
of the most popular destinations in the National Park system, with over 3
million visitors each year.    

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Immigrants arrive at Ellis Island in 1907.

    

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Ellis and Liberty Island today. 


    
 

 

   
    
    
    

    
   

   

    
      

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Actor/producer Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is 45 yeas old today. As
of 2019, his films have earned $7.2 billion worldwide, and he has
placed eight times in annual rankings of the world’s highest-paid
actors.
His accolades include an Academy Award and three Golden Globe Awards.

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Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio at the
88th Academy Awards (2016):
Best Actor, win, for The Revenant.

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