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UPI Almanac for Monday, March 25, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 25, 2012.
By United Press International

Remote N.M. chapel draws Easter pilgrims

SANTA FE, N.M., April 8 (UPI) -- Thousands of pilgrims flocked to an adobe chapel tucked deep in New Mexico's Sangre de Cristo Mountains for Easter Sunday.

Two auto mechanics save falling boy

NEW YORK, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Two auto mechanics are New York City's latest heroes after catching a 3-year-old boy who fell from a fire escape five stories above street level.

Dirty Bomb Warnings in Africa

LONDON, June 19 (UPI) -- The International Atomic Energy Agency has alerted African nations to be on the look-out for traffickers in dirty-bomb materials.

A Blast from the Past

It was on this date in 1911 that a fire broke out at the Triangle Shirt Waist factory in New York City, just minutes before the seamstresses were to go home for the day. Some of the workers burned to death while other leaped to their deaths from the windo
By United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is March 25. It was on this date in 1911 that a fire broke out at the Triangle Shirt Waist factory in New York City, just minutes before the seamstresses were to go home for the day.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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Julio González (born October 10 1954) is a Cuban-born warehouse worker and arsonist responsible for the Happy Land Fire that killed 87 people in the Bronx, New York City, on March 25, 1990. It is one of the largest mass murders in United States history.

González entered the U.S. from Cuba in the 1980 Mariel boatlift, where he had been imprisoned for military desertion. Ten years later, he lost his job packing boxes at a Queens lamp factory, and his girlfriend of seven years, Lydia Feliciano, had broken up with him.

González went to see his ex-girlfriend at Happy Land on the night of the fire, but Feliciano rebuffed his advances. González was ejected by the bouncer after he began to fight with Feliciano. He was heard to scream drunken threats, and later returned to the club with a plastic container of gasoline, which he poured on the only staircase into the club. Most patrons were trampled or asphyxiated in the ensuing blaze, though some, including Feliciano, were able to escape.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Julio Gonzalez."
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