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1990 Jun 9
"Go and Go" won the 122nd running of the Belmont Stakes.
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1990
Former showgirl Paulette Goddard, born Marion Levy in 1911, died. She left $20 million to NYU, a fortune from 4 previous marriages to Edgar James, lumber company owner, Charlie Chaplin, author, Burgess Meredith, actor, and Erich Marie Remarque, author.
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1991 Jan 18
Former New York Congressman Hamilton Fish Senior died in Cold Spring, New York, at age 102.
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1991 Jan 27
The New York Giants defeated the Buffalo Bills, 20-to-19, in Super Bowl XXV, which was played amid extra-tight security at Tampa Stadium in Florida, because of fears of possible Iraqi-sponsored terrorism.
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1991 Jun 8
Preakness winner "Hansel" won the Belmont Stakes.
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1991 Aug 12
The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, began hosting a two-day reunion of former Negro League players.
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1991 Sep 7
Monica Seles won the US Open in New York, defeating Martina Navratilova 7-6, 6-1.
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1991 Sep 8
Stefan Edberg won the US Open in New York, defeating Jim Courier in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4, 6-0.
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1991 Dec 20
New York Gov. Mario Cuomo announced he would not be a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, saying his first responsibility was to deal with his state's budget problems.
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1991
The US Supreme Court ruled that the New York "Son of Sam" law was unconstitutional. The "Son of Sam" law referred to the New York serial killer David Berkowitz, who claimed that he received telepathic messages to kill from a dog named Sam. The law made it illegal for convicted criminals to profit from their crimes.
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1991
Ithaca, N.Y. established a local currency called Ithaca Hours to promote local spending.
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1991
The president of Rochester Inst. of Technology (RIT) resigned following a scandal over CIA influence on research and curriculum, and his own work for the agency.
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1992 Jan 12
The Washington Redskins won the NFC championship, defeating the Detroit Lions 41 to 10; the Buffalo Bills won the AFC title, beating the Denver Broncos 10 to 7.
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1992 Jan 25
Finance ministers from the Group of Seven nations met in Garden City, N.Y., agreeing to intensify their cooperation to stimulate the world's sluggish economy, while leaving it to each country to decide how.
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1992 Mar 14
The Associated Press obtained the names of 22 of 24 of the worst offenders in the check overdraft scandal at the House bank; topping the list were former Rep. Tommy Robinson of Arkansas and Rep. Bob Mrazek of New York, both Democrats.
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1992 Apr 7
Democrat Bill Clinton swept the New York, Kansas and Wisconsin primaries.
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1992 May 19
In Massapequa, New York, Mary Jo Buttafuoco was shot and seriously wounded by teen-ager Amy Fisher (17), who claimed to be having an affair with Mrs. Buttafuoco's husband, Joey, an allegation the Buttafuoco's denied. Joey later pleaded guilty to 3rd degree rape and admitted to the affair. In 1998 Mr. Buttafuoco planned to premier a TV show on public cable access for "people jammed up in the media."
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1992 Jun 6
A.P. Indy won the 124th running of the Belmont Stakes.
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1992 Jun 23
John Gotti (d.2002), Mafia boss nicknamed the "Teflon Don" after escaping unscathed from several trials during the 1980s, was convicted on 14 accounts of conspiracy to commit murder and racketeering and sentenced in New York to life in prison. His son John Gotti Jr. succeeded him as head of the Gambino crime family and was arrested in 1998.
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1992 Dec 1
In Mineola, N.Y., Amy Fisher was sentenced to five to 15 years in prison for shooting and seriously wounding Mary Jo Buttafuoco. Fisher was released in 1999 after serving 7 years.
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1992 Dec 29
New York Gov. Mario Cuomo commuted the prison sentence of Jean Harris, the convicted killer of "Scarsdale Diet" author Herman Tarnower.
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1992
Weakened by troubled real estate loans, Dollar Dry Dock Bank of White Plains NY closed. Its accounts were acquired by Emigrant Savings Bank of NYC.
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1993 Jan 31
The Dallas Cowboys defeated the Buffalo Bills 52-17 in Super Bowl XXVII, played at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.
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1993 Feb 19
President Clinton's economic plan won praise from Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan. The president, visiting Hyde Park, N.Y., suggested the United States might have to consider a national sales tax "not too long in the future," then said he'd meant in 10 years or so.
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1993 Mar 13
A deadly blizzard paralyzed much of the East Coast, leaving more than 100 dead in its wake. Syracuse, NY, was covered with fresh snow 43 inches thick.
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1993 Mar 17
Helen Hayes (92), the "First Lady of the American Theater," died in Nyack, N.Y. Hayes quit the theater in 1971 due to severe asthma.
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1993 Jun 5
Colonial Affair, ridden by Julie Krone, won the Belmont Stakes.
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1993 Jun 29
Joel Rifkin pleaded innocent at an arraignment in Mineola, N.Y., to one count of murder, a day after police found a woman's body in his pickup truck. Rifkin, who later confessed to killing 17 women, is serving multiple life sentences.
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1993 Aug 14
A jury in New York acquitted Washington lawyer Robert Altman of fraud charges for dealings linked to the Bank of Credit and Commerce International.
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1993 Aug 16
New York police rescued business executive Harvey Weinstein from a covered 14-foot-deep pit, where he'd been held for ransom for nearly two weeks.
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1993 Aug 26
Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman and 14 co-defendants entered innocent pleas in federal court in New York, a day after their indictment on charges of conspiring to wage terrorism against the United States.
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1993 Nov 15
A judge in Mineola, N.Y., sentenced Joey Buttafuoco to six months in jail for the statutory rape of Amy Fisher, who is serving a prison sentence for shooting and wounding Buttafuoco's wife, Mary Jo.
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1993 Dec 7
A gunman opened fire on a Long Island Rail Road commuter train, killing six people and wounding 17.
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1993 Dec 24
The Rev. Norman Vincent Peale, who had blended Christian and psychiatric principles into a message of "positive thinking," died in Pawling, N.Y., at age 95.
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1993 Dec 25
Fernando Mateo’s son suggested over dinner that people ought to trade their guns for toys. This led him to start the Goods for Guns program in New York that soon spread internationally.
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1994 Jan 23
The Dallas Cowboys and the Buffalo Bills won their respective NFL conference playoffs to set up a Super Bowl rematch.
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1994 Jan 30
The Dallas Cowboys repeated as NFL champions as they defeated the Buffalo Bills, 30-13, in the Super Bowl. It was the fourth straight Super Bowl loss for the Bills.
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1994 Mar 23
Amy Fisher's lover, Joey Buttafuoco, was released from jail after 4 months and 9 days. [see NY, Nov 15, 1993]
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1994 Apr 2
Consumer reporter Betty Furness died in Hartsdale, N.Y., at age 78.
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1994 May 9
Mass murderer Joel Rifkin was found guilty in NY. By January 1996, Rifkin was scheduled to serve at least 183 years for seven slayings, with 10 counts outstanding.
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1994 Jun 14
The New York Rangers won hockey's Stanley Cup for the first time in 54 years, defeating the Vancouver Canucks.
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1994 Jun 22
The Houston Rockets defeated the New York Knicks 90-84 to win the NBA championship.
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1994 Aug 4
Howard Stern (b.1954), Libertarian candidate, dropped out of the NY gubernatorial race.
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1994 Aug 12
Woodstock '94 opened in Saugerties, N.Y.
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1994 Aug 14
Rain turned the final full day of Woodstock '94 in Saugerties, N.Y., into a mudbath.
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1994 Sep 18
Tennis star Vitas Gerulaitis, 40, was found dead in the guest cottage of a friend's home in Southampton, N.Y., of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning.
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1994 Sep 20
Jule Styne (88), Broadway composer (Gypsy, Funny Girl), died in New York.
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1994 Oct 24
Raul Julia (54), actor (Addams Family), died of stroke in Manhasset, N.Y.
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1994
Judith Rodin (b.1944) began serving as president of the Univ. of Pennsylvania. She served until 2004 and in 2005 became president of the Rockefeller Foundation.
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1994
The nuclear power plant at Shoreham, NY, begun in 1973, was decommissioned without ever providing commercial service. It was completed and tested but never allowed to start due to local opposition. Most of the $6 billion in costs were passed to customers of the local utility.
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1994
theGlobe.com, an internet startup, was founded by Cornell students Stephan Paternot and Todd Krizelman.
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1995 Feb 17
Colin Ferguson was convicted of six counts of murder in the December 1993 Long Island Rail Road shootings. He was later sentenced to a minimum of 200 years in prison.
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1995 Mar 7
New York Gov. George Pataki signed a death penalty bill into law. NY became the 38th state to adopt the death penalty.
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1995 Mar 22
Convicted Long Island Rail Road gunman Colin Ferguson was sentenced to life in prison for killing six people.
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1995 Apr 4
Sen. Alfonse D'Amato, R-N.Y., used a mock Japanese accent to ridicule O.J. Simpson trial judge Lance Ito on a nationally syndicated radio program. He apologized two days later on the Senate floor.
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1995 Apr 23
Sportscaster Howard Cosell died in New York at age 77. In 2011 Mark Ribowsky authored “Howard Cosell: The Man, the Myth, and the Transformation of American Sports.”
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1995 May 13
Army Capt. Lawrence Rockwood was convicted at his court-martial in Fort Drum, N.Y., of conducting an unauthorized investigation of reported human rights abuses at a Haitian prison. Rockwood was dismissed from the military the next day.
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1995 May 22
The US State Dept. allowed Taiwan’s President Lee Teng-hui to visit his alma mater, Cornell University, to deliver a speech on "Taiwan's Democratization Experience". China condemned the US for "ruining" Sino-American relations.
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1995 Jun 10
"Thunder Gulch" won the Belmont Stakes.
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1995 Aug 27
A wildfire in the Hamptons, the largest in 50 years, ended after 4 days. A 16-alarm at the St. George Hotel complex began in Brooklyn.
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