On This Day in History for April 2 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 123 of 123

MurderMurder of Interest

1992 John Gotti found guilty of five murders (Paul Castellano, Thomas Bilotti, Robert DiBernardo, Liborio Milito and Louis Dibono), conspiracy to murder Gaetano "Corky" Vastola, loansharking, illegal gambling, obstruction of justice, bribery and tax evasion.

Gangster John Gotti
John Gotti
  • 1992 Space Shuttle STS-45 (Atlantis 11) lands
  • 1993 1st test flight of Fokker 70 (Amsterdam)
  • 1993 Venezuelan DC-10 crashes at Margarita, killing 10
  • 1994 1st exhibition game played at Jacobs Field, Pirates beat Indians, 6-4
  • 1995 NY Police Dept & NY Transit Police merge into one organization
  • 1995 North & Western Colorado begins using new area code 970
  • 1995 Sunday NY Times raises price from $2.00 to $2.50
  • 1996 Tigers slugger Cecil Fielder steals 1st base in 1,097th career game
  • 1996 Sri Lanka 9-349 in 50 overs beat Pakistan 315 all out, Singapore Jayasuriya hits ton in 48 balls, world ODI record at Singapore
  • 2002 Israeli forces surround the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem into which armed Palestinians had retreated. A siege ensues.
  • 2004 Islamist terrorists involved in the 11 March 2004 Madrid attacks attempt to bomb the Spanish high-speed train AVE near Madrid. Their attack is thwarted.
  • 2006 Over 60 tornadoes break out, hardest hit is Tennessee with 29 people killed.
  • 2012 Oikos University, Oakland shooting kills seven people and injures 3
  • 2013 9 mutilated bodies are found in an SUV in Tamaulipas, Mexico
  • 2013 7 people are killed in an attack on a power plant in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • 2013 Eurozone unemployment reaches a high of 12%
  • 2013 13 children are killed in a fire in a mosque in Yangon, Burma
  • 2013 13 people are killed in a quarry accident, in Arusha, Tanzania
  • 2013 4 more critical cases of bird flu (H7N9) are reported in China
  • 2013 The UN General Assembly approves the first Arms Trade Treaty
  • 2013 Uruguay passes legislation to legalize same-sex marriage
  • 2015 140 people are killed after gunmen attack Garissa University College, Kenya

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