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2015 - Winter Storm Juno pounds Long Island with up to 30" of snow 2014 - Record-breaking rain floods Long Island overnight with 13 inches of rain (an entire summer's worth) 2013 - Hurricane Andrea drops record-breaking 5 inches of rain in 24 hours on Long Island - Snowstorm Nemo blankets Long Island with a record-breaking 3 feet of snow 2012 - Hurricane Sandy brings Long Island to its knees with rain, wind, power outages, flooding, and gasoline shortages - Warmest Winter on record for Long Island 2011 - Hurricane Irene hits Long Island - Long Island shaken by strongest earthquake on East Coast in 67 years; epicenter in Virginia - Father's Day robbery at a Medford pharmacy leaves 4 people shot dead ("Medford Massacre") - Nassau County Police Officer Geoffrey Breitkopf was shot and killed in the line-of-duty - Nassau County Police Officer Michael Califano was killed while conducting a routine traffic stop on the Long Island Expressway when the driver of a flatbed truck slammed into his parked police cruiser 2010 - Long Island shaken by 3.9-magnitude earthquake... - Long Island's last Roy Rogers restaurant closes in Shirley 2009 - "Brangelina" sightings on North Shore, as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are living on Long Island while Jolie films CIA espionage thriller "Salt" - IMAC (Inter-Media Art Center) in Huntington closes - Nassau County homeowners pay second-highest property taxes in America - Suffolk County homeowners pay eleventh-highest property taxes in America 2008 - Frank Mundus, legendary shark hunter and famed Montauk fisherman, dies of a heart attack at age 82 - Long Island gas prices hit historic highs - "Montauk Monster", unidentified creature which allegedly washed ashore dead on a beach in Montauk, creates buzz - Pat Benatar inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame - Tanger Outlets At The Arches opens in Deer Park 2007 - American Home Mortgage files for bankruptcy - Long Island twins, Jim and Bill Germanakos, win big on "The Biggest Loser" - Miss New York Pageant held in Huntington at the Dix Hills Center for the Performing Arts 2006 - First annual Long Island Comedy Festival - Guitar legend Leslie West is inducted into Long Island Music Hall of Fame 2005 - Children's Museum of the East End (CMEE) opens in Bridgehampton - Sayville resident, Tom Westman, is million winner on "Survivor" reality TV show - Southampton College closes, and moves its undergraduate programs to Long Island University's C. Post campus in Old Brookville 2004 - First annual Long Island 2-Day Breast Cancer Walk (LI2DAY) was held - Long Island Mac Arthur Airport unveils million expansion, funded by Southwest Airlines 2003 - Long Island grinds to a halt during the Northeast Blackout of 2003 2002 - Cradle of Aviation Museum opens - LIRR introduces new M-7 electric train cars - Sarah Hughes of Great Neck captures the gold medal for ladies figure skating at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah - Tiger Woods wins U. Open at "Bethpage Black" (the Black Course at Bethpage State Park) - Wlffer Estate Vineyard releases Long Island's first 0 bottle of wine 2001 - "9-11" - Never Forget - "Lizzie" Grubman backs her SUV into a crowd outside a nightclub in the Hamptons, injuring 16 people, after being asked by security guards to remove her Mercedes from a fire lane - Long Island's first Krispy Kreme doughnut shop opens in East Meadow - The Long Island Lizards, Long Island's own Major League Lacrosse (MLL) team, was formed 2000 - American Airpower Museum at Republic Airport opens - Atlantis Marine World opens in Riverhead - Long Island Ducks played their opening baseball game in Central Islip 1999 - Blue Point Brewing Company (Long Island's first microbrewery) established in Patchogue - LIRR bar car service ends - Suffolk County gets a new Area Code (631) 1998 - Bay Shore based Entenmann's celebrates its 100th anniversary by baking the largest crumb cake in the world - Goodwill Games held on Long Island - Long Island's last Drive-In Movie Theatre (Westbury Drive-In) closes - Peapod begins grocery deliveries on Long Island - Tornado strikes Lake Ronkonkoma and Selden 1997 - Long Island's first dinosaur fossil discovered by Glenn Magee of Roanoke Landing 1996 - Culinary Academy of Long Island opens - Malibu Nightclub in Lido Beach closes - TWA Flight 800 explodes in mid-air off the coast of East Moriches 1995 - Fires raged through the Pine Barrens for 13 days, charring more than 6,800 acres of forest - First annual July 4th Fireworks Celebration held at Jones Beach - Roosevelt Raceway Flea Market closes - The last military airplane built on Long Island, an E-2C Hawkeye advance warning and control plane, flies out of Northrop Grumman's Calverton facility - The Celebrity founded on Long Island by Dominick Miserandino 1994 - Grumman acquired by Northrop, and the Northrop Grumman Corporation was born - HOV (High-Occupancy Vehicle) Lanes open on the Long Island Expressway (LIE) - Tanger Outlet Center opens in Riverhead 1993 - Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger Wedding in East Hampton - Colin Ferguson kills 6 and injures 19 during the "Long Island Railroad Massacre" - First Annual Long Island Fall Festival held in Huntington - Long Island Children's Museum opens - The Hain Celestial Group, a natural, specialty and snack food company, is founded in Melville 1992 - 1st Annual East Hampton Sand Castle Contest is held - East Meadow mom Joy Mangano markets her "Miracle Mop" on QVC - Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) founded - "Long Island Lolita" Amy Fisher shoots Mary Jo in the face after having affair with her husband Joey Buttafuoco 1991 - 106th Rescue Wing of the Air National Guard performs rescue during the "Perfect Storm" - Bay Street Theatre founded on Long Wharf in Sag Harbor - First Long Island Pride Parade held in Huntington - Splish Splash Water Park opens in Riverhead 1990 - Avianca Flight 52 crashes after running out of fuel in Cove Neck 1988 - Dolan DNA Learning Center (DNALC) is established - Roosevelt Raceway closes 1986 - Debbie Gibson lands record deal with Atlantic Records - John Mc Enroe weds Tatum O'Neil in Oyster Bay - Long Island's first bison ranch (Tuccio's North Quarter Farm) established in Riverhead - Long Island's first skydiving dropzone (Skydive Long Island) opens in East Moriches - Ronald Mc Donald House of Long Island opens in New Hyde Park 1985 - First Corporate Challenge Race is run at Jones Beach - Hurricane Gloria hits Long Island - Progressive School of Long Island (PSOLI) founded in Merrick 1984 - Long Island Flag Football League (LIFFL) is created by George Higgins 1983 - First Christmas Tree lights up EAB Plaza (now Rex Corp Plaza) - First Oyster Festival held in Oyster Bay - IMAC (Inter-Media Art Center) opens in Huntington - New York Islanders win their fourth consecutive Stanley Cup after sweeping the Edmonton Oilers four games 1982 - Seacrest Diner Horror as 80 people inside are robbed and terrorized by 5 gun-wielding thugs - New York Islanders win their third and third straight Stanley Cup after dominating the Vancouver Canucks 1981 - New York Islanders win their second Stanley Cup with a victory over the Minnesota North Stars 1980 - Friends of the Arts (FOTA) held the first annual Beethoven Festival at the Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay - New York Islanders win their first Stanley Cup by beating the Philadelphia Flyers - Zahn's Airport closes 1979 - East Side Comedy Club opens in Huntington - Harry Chapin helps found the Long Island Philharmonic - Long Island's largest vineyard (Pindar Vineyards) founded - Malibu Nightclub opens in Lido Beach 1978 - Calverton National Cemetery, the nation's largest national cemetery, established on Long Island - Long Island Convention & Visitors Bureau and Sports Commission (LICVB&SC) is founded - The Barefoot Contessa opens in Westhampton Beach - Tollbooths close on the Southern State Parkway 1977 - Book Revue opens in Huntington Village - First "Around Long Island Regatta" Sailboat Race held - First "Great Cow Harbor 10K Run" - Long Island Pine Barrens Society (LIPBS) founded, to raise awareness of the Pine Barren's importance - Right turns on red lights legalized for Nassau and Suffolk County drivers - Roosevelt Raceway Flea Market opens in Westbury - "The Amityville Horror - A True Story", best-selling book written by Jay Anson, was published 1976 - George Foreman and Joe Frazier fight at Nassau Coliseum 1975 - Lollipop Farm closes 1974 - 55 MPH speed limit set on Long Island highways - Long Island faces severe gas shortage - Long Island High School for the Arts (formerly the Cultural Arts Center) opens - Slaying of family in spooky Long Island house inspired 'The Amityville Horror' - Woodbury Common opens 1973 - First "Long Island Marathon" held on Long Island - Last official game of the International Roller Derby League (IRDL) played at the Long Island Arena in Commack - Long Island's first commercial vineyard (Hargrave Vineyard) founded in Cutchogue; today known as Castello di Borghese Vineyard & Winery - New Community Cinema (renamed Cinema Arts Centre in 2000) established in Huntington by film buffs Vic Skolnick and Charlotte Sky - Secretariat wins Triple Crown at Belmont Park in Elmont - Sunrise Mall opens in Massapequa 1972 - Jerry Seinfeld graduates from Massapequa High School ("I'm from Massapequa.Massapequa is an Indian name that means 'by the mall'.") - Long Island Expressway (LIE) completed to Riverhead - Long Island Iced Tea invented by Oak Beach Inn (OBI) bartender named Robert C.Fly on the Wall has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy!In addition to Big Brother’s digital edition (that will be premiering in Fall of 2016) we are happy to announce that Big Brother 19 will air in 2017 and Big Brother 20 will air in 2018! 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Post Campus in Brookville - Plum Island Animal Disease Center (PIADC) established on Plum Island by the U. Department of Agriculture 1953 - Publishers Clearing House founded in Port Washington - Westbury Drive-In opens 1952 - Jones Beach Amphitheater opens 1951 - Frank Mundus creates "Monster Fishing" in Montauk - Roosevelt Airfield (nicknamed "the cradle of American aviation") closes 1950 - Lollipop Farm opens in Syosset 1949 - Riverhead Raceway built - Walt Whitman Birthplace Association (WWBA) established to preserve his birthplace 1948 - United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County, Inc.

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