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Families mark 25th anniversary of club fire that killed 87

Mar 26, 2015 - Associated Press Online

NEW YORK (AP) - Family members and friends of victims gathered at a vigil Wednesday night to commemorate the 25th anniversary of a social club fire that killed almost 90 people. At the time, it was the biggest mass murder in U.S. history.

On March 25, 1990, a Cuban refugee named Julio Gonzalez tried to win back the woman who had spurned him.

Gonzalez entered the Happy Land social club in the Bronx, which was humming with people - mostly immigrants - partying and dancing. His former l...