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Today in Florida History | Spain sells Florida to United States | Visit Florida

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  • 07
  • February

Today in Florida History | Spain sells Florida to United States Spanish minister Do Luis de Onis and U.S. Secretary of State John Quincy Adams sign the Florida Purchase Treaty, by which Spain agrees to cede the remainder of its distant province of Florida to the United States. Spanish colonization o

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Today in Florida History: St. Augustine comes to grips with racist past.

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  • 04
  • February

St. Augustine coming to grips with its segregationist past, and dark role in civil rights struggle Whites pursue blacks who protested St. Augustine’s segregation laws by swimming into the ocean at a segregated beach in 1964. Photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory St. Augustine is ult

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Today in Florida History Jan. 29, 1975 | Do and See in Miami

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  • 29
  • January

Miami Tours, Nightlife and Florida News Release Jan. 29, 1975:  Bradenton principal indicted for plotting to kill husband Emma C. Harvey, 54, a Bradenton elementary school principal, was indicted on charges she had hired three people to kill her husband, a 62-year-old. landscaper. John Harvey was fo

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Today in Florida History: Jan. 28, 1986: Space Shuttle Challenger blows up! | nasa

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  • 28
  • January

Today in Florida History: Jan. 28, 1986: Space Shuttle Challenger blows up! Space Shuttle Challenger crew members gather for an official portrait November 11, 1985, in an unspecified location. (Back, L-R) Mission Specialist Ellison S. Onizuka, Teacher-in-Space participant Sharon Christa McAuliffe, P

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Today in Florida History | Visit Florida |Miami Sightseeing |Miami Nightlife

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  • 27
  • January

Today in Florida History | Visit Florida |Miami Sightseeing |Miami Nightlife Jan. 27, 1964:  Visitors with out-of-state tags warned about thieves No one with a stake in Florida’s tourism marketplace likes to dwell on it, but sometimes guests are targeted by thieves.  The Miami News emphasized

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