Three things — Happy New Year — This dictator took control of Cuba

Three important events that took place throughout history on Jan. 1:

*In 1830 William Lloyd Garrison publishes the first edition of a journal entitled The Liberator, calling for the complete and immediate emancipation of all slaves in the United States.

*In 1891 facilities opened on Ellis Island, NY, to cope with the vast flood of immigrants coming into the United States.

*In 1959 Fidel Castro seizes power in Cuba as General Fulgencio Batista flees.