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25 Dec 1969 Bank robber Willie Sutton (robs banks because "that's what the money is") released from Attica.
9 Sep 1971 Attica taken over by inmates. 10 hostages, 32 prisoners killed by the time it is over.
13 Sep 1971 Attica stormed under orders of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller.
25 Jan 1976 The Harlem Globetrotters play the Washington Generals at Attica Correctional Facility, narrated by Howard Cosell. From time to time in the 70's and 80's, ABC Sports would rebroadcast this game.
10 Jul 1979 David Berkowitz's throat slashed in Attica prison, but he survives with 56 stitches.
1981 John Lennon's assassin Mark David Chapman admitted to Attica.
3 Jan 2000 An $8M settlement is reached over the 1971 riots, settling a class action suit filed in 1974.

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