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Events From the Nineties
Events On This Day In History...April 1
1990,"Ha!" comedy Channel on cable TV begins transmitting
1990,19th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Betsy King
1990,2nd Seniors Golf Tradition: Jack Nicklaus wins
1990,9th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Stanford beats Auburn 88-81
1990,CBS fires sportscaster Brent Mussburger
1990,Guns & Roses' Duff divorces Mandy Brix, lead singer for Lame Flames
1990,It becomes illegal in Salem Oregon to be within 2' of nude dancers
1990,Jack Nicklaus wins 1st start on Senior PGA tour
1990,Wrestlemania VI, 67,678 in Toronto, Ultimate Warrior beats Hulk Hogan
1991,53rd NCAA Mens Basketball Champion: Duke Bluedevils beats Kansas 72-65
1991,Dwight Goodin signs $5.15 million 3 year contract with NY Mets
1991,Iran releases British hostage Roger Cooper after 5 years
1991,Supreme Court rules jurors can't be barred from serving due to race
1991,US minimum wage goes from $3.80 to $4.25 per hour
1991,Warsaw Pact officially dissolves
1992,5th Largest wrestling crowd (64,287-Toronto SkyDome)
1992,Battleship USS Missouri (on which, Japan surrendered) decommissioned
1992,Last defendant in St John sex assault case sentenced to 3 yrs prob
1992,NFL decides to stay with 17 week sched instead of expanded 18 games
1992,NHL players begin 1st strike in 75-year history
1992,Rocker Billy Idol fined $2,000 for hitting a woman
1992,WA beat NSW by 44 runs to win the Sheffield Shield Final
1992,World's 7 wealthiest nations agree on $24B aid for former USSR
1993,Alan Bennett's "Madness of George III," premieres in London
1993,Stephane Powers weds Patrick de la Chenais
1994,Asteroid #511 Davida (φ 337 km) eclipses star GSC 62662121
1994,Bob Feller Statue on Indians Plaza, dedicated
1995,Carlson Wagonlit Travel Agency begins charging $15 service fee
1995,NY Islanders retire Bobby Nystrom's uniform #23
1996,58th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Syracuse 76-67
1996,Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Boston MA on WBCN 104.1 FM (morn)
1997,69 year old Gordie Howe begins playing AHL game with Syracuse Crunch
1997,Comet Hale-Bopp Perihelion (0.914 AU)
1998,World Ice Pairs Figure Skating Championship in Minn
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I was at a beach house in Galveston, Texas with my mom, brother, and aunt when we saw it on tv. I don't remember their reaction exactly, but i know they were positive he had done it, so they were probably pissed off at how ridiculous it was.
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I was in social studies and my teacher turned on the news. When I heard "not guilty" I siad to my friend, Nick, "Those dumbasses let a killer go!"
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I was in seventh grade sitting in social studies when the principal set up the radio by the intercom and broadcast it through the entire school. I remember it taking forever to read the charges and then finally the virdict. We all sat in stunned silence not believing that he was seen as not guilty.
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I was in my High School World History Class (10th grade) when the verdict was read. One student pulled out his walkman and tuned in to a news station to listen to the verdict; after it was read, HIS WALKMAN WAS CONFISCATED by my teacher!!! It's stupid, but finding out all of this had to be done.
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I was in 5th grade in dallas.. we were all learning about ships or conquistidors or something, when out teacher, Mrs. Geddie pulled out a T.V. we were all so excited and some kids got kicked out for screaming. Finally everyone got quite. and the other students snuck in and we all watched The jury denounce every charge on O.J. Personally i thought he was innocent.. but i always give people too much credit.. It was probably him anyway.
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I was in 6th grade, sitting in the back of my World History class, and we were the only class in school that got to watch the verdict live on tv. Our teacher just wouldn't back down, and we all thought we were soooooo cool... :O)
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I was in the 3rd grade and we were all sitting on the carpet after recess. One of the teachers walked in (and we all knew what was coming) "Not Guilty" she said. I came home and sat down. I began to watch CNN where they showed the clip of the verdict about 1500 times.
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I was working for a lawyers' office at the time. Both lawyers, the legal assistant, and I were sitting in the conference room watching the small TV. When the verdict was read, we all looked at each other, of course in disbelief.
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I was a senior in highschool. when we heard the verdict was going to be read the whole school got into the auditorium and they put cnn on the projector and the wrong verdict was read off.
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I was a sophomore at the University of Notre Dame, in Alumni Hall (Go Dawgs!) in Sean Dixon's room (you don't know him). We had ordered some Paps John's for the occasion. I was eating a peppercini as the verdict was read. When the "not guilties" had been read, the entire hall was completely silent. After the initiall concussion, while the Hall was still silent, I heard someone down the hall, doubtlessly one of my fellow Caucasians (Notre Dame is mostly lilly-white), exclaim: "Let's riot!"
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