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MARIAH AND TOMMY WED

On June 5, 1993: Singer Mariah Carey and music executive Tommy Mottola got married at St.Thomas Episcopal Church in Manhattan. TV Guide estimated that the wedding cost $500,000. Mottola is a New York native, born in The Bronx, whereas Carey was born and raised on Long Island. The couple separated in 1998.

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A CHAMPAGNE CORK WENT UP, UP, AND AWAY

On June 5, 1988: American Heinrich Medicus set the record for longest champagne cork flight in 1988 in New York City. The cork flew 177 feet, 9 inches. A champagne cork can typically leave a bottle at a velocity of approximately 38-40 mph but can be released from the bottle at up to 100 mph.

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THE LAST ISLANDER RETIRED

On June 5, 1989: New York Islander Billy Smith retired. He was the last of the original Islanders left on the team. Smith was the first goalkeeper ever to be credited with scoring a goal and helped the Islanders win four straight Stanley Cups (1980-1983).

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