February 23, 1997 in New York history

📝 On This Day 📝

23 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.


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More events from February 23rd in New York History


⏰ AGBC Rewind ⏰

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

2 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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