TERROR ON TOP OF THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING
On February 23, 1997: Ali Abu Kamal open fired at the top of the Empire State Building. He killed one person and injured six others before shooting himself. This tragedy lead to increased security measures at this city landmark.
KEEP THE FAITH, BABY
On February 23, 1967: A Congressional panel recommended censure for longtime Harlem Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Powell had been accused of misusing public funds. A month prior, the House Democratic Caucus stripped him of his committee chairmanship.
BORN ON THIS DAY: DAYMOND JOHN
On February 23, 1969: Founder of FUBU and Shark Tank investor, Daymond John, who grew up in Hollis, Queens, was born.