Monday, November 12, 2007

On November 12, ...

... 1992 (15 years ago today), 69% of the Inuit people voted in favor of an agreement to create the Nunavut Territory, a semi-autonomous region in in the north of Canada. "Nunavut" means "our land" in the Inuktitut language, and the territory "has been home to Inuit for millennia and part of Canada for more than a century," according the the website of the Government of Nunavut, which "now provides a wide range of services tailored to the unique needs of approximately 29,500 residents."
... 1954, Ellis Island closed. "New York's main immigration control centre" for 62 years, it was the gateway through which well over 15 million immigrants came to the United States.
... 1933, U.S. Rep. Diane E. Watson (D-Cal.) was born in Los Angeles.

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