Ellis & Angel Islands
A look at the role these two islands have played in immigration over the years
In a single day, 11,747 immigrants pass through Ellis Island.
Angel Island ceases operation. Some 175,000 Chinese immigrants have passed through Angel Island.
Ellis Island ceases operation. Some 12 million immigrants have passed through Ellis Island.
The restored Main Building at Ellis Island opens as a museum.
California voters approve a $15 million proposition to begin full restoration of Angel Island. The entire project is expected to be completed by 2010, the one-hundredth anniversary of the immigration station's opening.