February 23, 1997 in New York history

📝 On This Day 📝

27 years ago on February 23rd, 1997

A Palestinian national kills one person and injures six in a shooting on the Empire State Building observation deck

It was later revealed that the shooting was motivated by over anger over the U.S. support of Israel.


More events from February 23rd in New York History

⏰ AGBC Rewind ⏰

7 years ago
Gov. Cuomo Announces NY State Hate Crime Hotline Now Accepts Text Messages

6 years ago
Coalition of Public Radio Stations Acquire Remains of Gothamist and DNAinfo

🌎 World History 🌏

Library of Congress  •  New York Times  •  BBC  •  Wikipedia

🌞 Weather Records 🌞

Record High: 72°F in 1874
Record Low: 5°F in 1889

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