1799: First metor shower was recorded by Andrew Elliott Douglass, from a ship off the Florida Keys.
1867: U.S. reconsiders war with Plains Indians and to initiate peace with the Sioux.
1954: Ellis Island closes it's doors after processing more than 12 million immigrants since opening in 1892.
My name is Ellen Rutila. Have been doing Ancestry research since 2009, and been doing it ever since. I'm also a violinist, jewelry maker and Graphic Designer.