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By On This Day in NYC's History

BRAINIAC

On April 2, 1921: Albert Einstein visited New York City for the first time. He began a three-week tour of lectures and receptions throughout the City, including presentations at Columbia University and Princeton University.

Albert Einstein

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GOTTI-YA

On April 2, 1992: Notorious mobster John Gotti, head of the Gambino crime family, was found guilty by a New York City jury on charges of murder and racketeering. He was sentenced to life in prison, where he remained until his death in 2002.

John Gotti Mug Shot

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ADAM RODRÍGUEZ

On April 2, 1975: Actor Adam Rodríguez was born in Yonkers. While most people recognize Rodríguez as Detective Eric Delko of CSI: Miami, you might be surprised to see him in this famous Bronx native’s music video.

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