By - December 2, 2010

This Week in History December 1-8 2010

On this day in 1992,  Long Island Lolita Amy Fisher was sentenced to five to 15 years in prison for shooting Mary Jo Buttafuoco point blank in the face when she answered the door.  Her boyfriend Joey Buttafuoco was sentenced four months for statutory rape.  At the time there was a Joey computer virus going around.  I had no fear of it cause it only attacked minor files.

December 1st 1992,  Russian President and vodka aficionado Boris Yeltsin survived an impeachment attempt by hard-liners at the opening of the Russian Congress.  Boris appeared before the session and addressed them as “hard-partyers” and all was forgiven.

Energy company Enron files for Chapter 11 Reorganization on December 2nd, 2001 after walking out from an $8.4 billion buyout.  Enron also the nation’s largest field-tester of paper shredders.

December 2nd, 1994 Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss was convicted of 3 counts of Pandering.  The judge threw her black book at her since it was bigger than his.

Barry Sanders wins the Heisman running away with it on December 3rd, 1988.  His high school junior son, Barry Jr., is seen as one of the nation’s top recruits at running back as well.

O.J Simpson actually has 2 events that occurred on December 4th.  This first, in 2000, finds  that O.J. Simpson was involved in an incident with another motorist in Miami, FL.    Simpson was accused of scratching the other motorists face while pulling off the man’s glasses.  A year later, O.J. Simpson’s home in Florida was raided by the FBI in an ongoing two year international investigation into drug trafficking, satellite service pilfering and money laundering.   Some satellite equipment was taken from Simpson’s home and no drugs, gloves or knives were found.

December 4th, 1998:  James P. Hoffa became the head of the Teamsters union, 23 years after his father was the head. His father disappeared and was presumed dead.  Many believe the powerful senior Hoffa should have been given a 50 yard line resting place instead of an end zone  at Giants Stadium.

On December 6th, 1990  U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle was enshrined in the Little League Museum’s Hall of Excellenc Excellence

Winona Ryder was sentenced to 36 months of probation and 480 hours of community service stemming from her conviction for shoplifting from Saks Fifth Avenue.  She was also ordered to pay $10,000 in fines and restitution.  This occurred on December 6th, 2002.  Her personal appearance contract rider states that the actress must be provided with a bag of M&Ms, an assorted fruit tray, and something worth at least $100 to steal.

December 7th, 1941.  We shouldn’t have to say what happened 69 years ago, but for those of you who were educated in a school where American History is all but forgotten, the Japanese Navy bombed Pearl Harbor.

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