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A section of the wing of the TWA

A section of the wing of the TWA 747 Boeing Jumbo jet flight n. 800 that crashed July, 17 1996 floats in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean July 18, 1996, south of East Moriches, off Long Island, New York. The Paris-bound Boeing-747, with 230 aboard, exploded and crashed shortly after takeoff from New York John F. Kennedy airport. Credit: JON LEVY/AFP/Getty Images

It was one of the most uplifting moments in Long Island sports history: Bobby Nystrom exalts after beating Philadelphia Flyers goalie Pete Peeters with an overtime goal at the Nassau Coliseum, earning the Islanders their first Stanley Cup.

Thirteen years later, Long Island Rail Road station is the scene for one of the most heartbreaking moments in this region's history when a gunman fired upon passengers on the train.

These moments and others start a list of notable moments in Long Island history.

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