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Florida - Notable Historical Events

ColumbusOct 7, 1492

Hernando de SotoMay 30, 1539

Andrew JacksonMay 24, 1818

Beth DanielApr 19, 1981

Hedy LamarrAug 1, 1991

Dino CiccarelliJan 15, 1998

Grant FuhrOct 22, 1999

Barack ObamaNov 10, 2012

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Florida - Historical Events
Date Event
1492-10-07

Columbus misses Florida when he changes course

1513-03-27

Spaniard Juan Ponce de Leon discovers Florida

1513-04-02

Florida discovered, claimed for Spain by Ponce de Leon

1513-04-08

Explorer Juan Ponce de Leon claimed Florida for Spain

1527-05-17

Pánfilo de Narváez departs to Spain explore Florida with 600 men - by 1536 only 4 survive

1528-04-15

Pánfilo the Narváez, Spanish conquistador arrives in Florida with 350 men to a hostile reception from native indians

1528-09-28

Spanish fleet sinks in Florida hurricane; about 380 die

1539-05-30

Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto discovers Florida

1539-06-03

Hernando de Soto claims Florida for Spain

1561-09-23

King Philip II of Spain forbids Spanish settlements in Florida

1562-04-30

1st French colonists in North America: Jean Ribault & colonists arrive in Florida

1565-09-08

1st permanent settlement in US forms (St Augustine, Florida)

1566-02-13

St Augustine, Florida founded

1622-09-06

Spanish silver fleet disappears off Florida Keys; 1,000s die

1702-10-27

British troops plunder St Augustine, Florida

1715-07-29

10 Spanish treasure galleons sinks off Florida coast by hurricane

1715-07-30

Spanish gold & silver fleet disappears off St Lucie, Florida

1799-11-12

Andrew Ellicott makes the first known record of a meteor shower observation in the U.S, from a ship off the coast of Florida Keys

1810-10-26

US annexes western Florida

1810-10-27

US annexes West Florida from Spain

1817-11-20

First Seminole War begins in Florida

1817-11-27

US soldiers attack Florida Indian village, beginning Seminole War

1818-05-24

General Andrew Jackson captures Pensacola Florida

1819-02-22

Spain renounces claims to Oregon Country, Florida (Adams-Onís Treaty)

1820-10-20

Spain sells part of Florida to US for $5 million

1821-02-22

Spain sells (east) Florida to United States for $5 million

1821-07-17

Spain cedes Florida to US

1822-03-30

Congress combined East & West Florida into Florida Territory

1839-02-25

Seminoles & black allies shipped from Tampa Bay Florida, to West

1842-08-14

Second Seminole War declared over by Colonel Worth; Indians go on to be removed from Florida to Oklahoma

1845-03-03

Florida becomes 27th state of the Union

1861-01-06

Florida troops seize Federal arsenal at Apalachicola

1861-01-07

Florida troops takeover Fort Marion at St Augustine (US Civil War)

1861-01-10

Florida secedes from the Union (US Civil War)

1861-01-12

Florida state troops demand surrender of Fort Pickens (US Civil War)

1861-01-14

Fort Pikens, Florida, falls into state hands (US Civil War)

1861-03-08

St Augustine Florida surrenders to Union armies

1861-07-08

Skirmish at Florida, MI - A rebel encampment is attacked & dispersed

1862-03-05

Union troops under brig-gen Wright occupy Fernandina Florida

1863-01-16

-Aug 23rd) Cruise of CSS Florida

1864-02-02

-Oct 7th) Cruise of CSS Florida

1864-02-07

Federal troops occupy Jacksonville, Florida

1864-02-20

Civil War battle of Olustee, Florida

1864-10-07

Naval Engagement at Bahia Harbor, Brazil - CSS Florida vs USS Wachusett

1865-03-06

Battle of Natural Bridge, Florida

1868-01-20

Florida constitutional convention meets in Tallahassee

1868-02-10

Conservatives & military seize Convention Hall in Florida

1870-03-30

Florida territorial government established.

1881-08-27

Hurricane hits Florida & Carolinas; about 700 die

1892-02-29

St. Petersburg, Florida is incorporated.

1899-02-13

-2°F (-19°C) Tallahassee, Florida (state record)

1901-05-03

Fire destroyed 1,700 buildings in Jacksonville, Florida

1921-02-24

1st transcontinental flight in 24 hrs flying time arrives Florida

1926-09-16

-22] Hurricane in Florida & Alabama, kills 372

1926-09-17

Hurricane hits Miami & Palm Beach Florida; about 450 die

1928-09-12

-17] Hurricane in Florida, kills 6,000

1928-09-16

Hurricane hits West Palm Beach-Lake Okeechobee Florida; 3,000 die

1928-09-17

Hurricane hits Lake Okeechobee Florida drowning 1,800-2500

1931-05-22

Canned rattlesnake meat 1st goes on sale in Florida

1931-06-29

109°F (43°C), Monticello, Florida (state record)

1935-09-02

A hurricane slams Florida Keys killing 423

1936-03-08

The first stock car race is held in Daytona Beach, Florida.

1938-06-23

Marineland opens in Florida-1st aquarium

1938-08-24

Virgil Trucks strikes out his 418th batter, highest season total in organized ball-for Andalusia in an Alabama-Florida League game

1942-01-04

Premier Churchill & General Marshall fly to Florida

1943-12-16

"Tamiami Champion" (New York to Florida) trains collide, kills 73 & injures 200

1945-09-15

A hurricane in southern Florida and the Bahamas destroys 366 planes and 25 blimps at NAS Richmond.

1945-12-05

"Lost Squadron" crashes east of Florida (Bermuda Triangle)

1947-12-06

The Everglades National Park in Florida is dedicated.

1947-12-14

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is founded in Daytona Beach, Florida.

1948-12-28

The DC-3 airliner NC16002 disappears 50 miles south of Miami, Florida.

1950-09-05

98.3 cm rainfall at Yankeetown, Florida (state record)

1951-02-25

Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins Orlando Florida 2 Ball Golf Tournament

1954-12-04

The first Burger King is opened in Miami, Florida, USA

1956-05-30

Bus boycott begins in Tallahassee Florida

1960-08-09

Race riot in Jacksonville, Florida

1962-03-10

Due to its no black policy, Phillies leave Jack Tar Harrison Hotel & move to Rocky Point Motel, 20 miles outside Clearwater, Florida

1965-09-07

-10] Hurricane Betsy, kills 74 in Florida, Miss & La

1965-09-08

Hurricane Betsy kills 75 in Louisiana & Florida

1965-09-12

Hurricane Betsy strikes Florida & Louisiana kills 75

1966-06-14

Miami beats St Petersburg (Florida State League) 4-3 in 29 innings longest uninterrupted game in organized baseball

1966-09-24

-30] Hurricane Inez, kills 293 in Caribbean, Florida & Mexico

1966-11-22

32nd Heisman Trophy Award: Steve Spurrier, Florida (QB)

1967-06-11

Race riot in Tampa Florida; National Guard mobilizes

1967-07-16

Prison brawl ignites barracks, killing 37 (Jay, Florida)

1968-02-19

1st US Teachers strike (Florida)

1968-08-08

Race riot in Miami, Florida

1969-08-30

Racial disturbances in Fort Lauderdale Florida

1969-10-31

Race riot in Jacksonville Florida

1970-06-16

Race riots in Miami Florida

1970-07-30

-Aug 5] Hurricane Celia, kills 31 in Cuba, Florida & Texas

1970-11-07

Race riots in Daytona Beach Florida

1971-06-16

Racial disturbance in Jacksonville Florida

1971-10-01

Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida opens

1971-10-07

Disney World opens in Orlando, Florida

1972-03-25

34th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Florida 81-76

1972-06-19

-29] Hurricane Agnes, kills 118 in NY & Florida

1972-07-10

Democratic convention opens in Miami Beach Florida (McGovern)

1974-12-05

1st World Football League Bowl, Birmingham Americans beat Florida

1974-12-05

Birmingham Americans defeat the Florida Blazers 22-21 in the WFL's World Bowl

1974-12-31

41st Sugar Bowl: Nebraska 13 beats Florida 10

1975-07-14

EPCOT Center (Florida) plans announced

1976-05-01

Empress Lilly, replica of a paddle steamer, dedicated at Disney World Florida

1977-01-19

Snow falls in Miami, Florida. This is the only time in the history of the city that snowfall has occurred. It also fell in the Bahamas.

1978-07-13

Walter Poenisch completes swim of 207 km from Cuba to Florida

1979-04-22

Jane Blalock wins LPGA Florida Lady Citrus Golf Tournament

1979-08-30

-Sept 13] Hurricane David, kills 1200 in Florida, Domincana & Dom Rep

1980-01-28

USCGC Blackthorn (WLB-391) collides with the tanker Capricorn while leaving Tampa Florida and capsizes killing 23 Coast Guard crewmembers.

1980-03-01

Snow falls in Florida

1980-04-14

1st Cubans of the Mariel boatlift sail to Florida

1980-04-20

Donna White wins LPGA Florida "Lady Citrus" Golf Tournament

1980-05-17

Major race riot in Miami Florida - 16 killed, 300 injured

1981-04-19

Beth Daniel wins LPGA Florida Lady Citrus Golf

1982-01-13

Air Florida 737 took off in a snowstorm, crashes into 14th St Bridge in Washington, DC, & falls into Potomac River, killing 78

1982-04-23

Conch Republic is established - secession of the Florida Keys from the United States of America

1982-10-01

EPCOT Center opens in Orlando Florida

1983-10-16

25th Ryder Cup: US, 14½-13½ at PGA National Golf Club (Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, US)

1983-12-25

1st live telecast of Christmas Parade at the EPCOT Centre, Disney World Florida

1985-01-22

Cold wave damages 90% of Florida's citrus crop

1986-05-25

95-year-old woman scores a hole-in-one in Florida

1988-05-03

4,200 kg Colombian cocaine in seized at Tarpon Springs Florida

1988-05-19

Carlos Lehder Rivas, of Colombia's Medellin drug cartel, is convicted in Florida for smuggling more than 3 tons of cocaine into US

1990-06-22

Florida passes a law prohibits wearing a throng bathing suit

1990-07-03

Members of 2 Live Crew formally charged with obscenity in Florida

1990-08-26

2 slain college students found in Gainesville Florida

1990-09-15

Florida lottery goes over $100,000,000

1990-10-03

Florida record store owner Charles Freeman is found guilty of obsenity, for selling 2 Live Crew rap records

1990-10-20

3 members of 2 Live Crew acquitted on obsenity charges in Florida

1990-12-28

Blockbuster Bowl 1: Florida State beats Penn State, 24-17

1991-06-10

South Florida & Denver picked for 1993 NL franchises

1991-07-05

Colorado Rockies & Florida Marlins given final approval by owners

1991-07-05

Lillian Cucuzza wins name Florida baseball team contest (Marlins)

1991-07-18

Florida Marlins' logo unveiled

1991-07-26

Paul Reubens (Pee Wee Herman) is arrested in Florida, for exposing himself at an adult movie theater

1991-08-01

Actress Hedy Lamarr, 77, arrested for shoplifting in Florida

1992-03-03

Charges are filed in Florida against NY Mets Darryl Boston, Vince Coleman & Dwight Gooden of rape (dropped in April)

1992-03-23

Florida Marlins begin selling tickets

1992-04-09

Florida drops rape charges against NY Mets Gooden, Boston & Coleman

1992-07-08

Florida Marlins unveil their uniform

1992-07-18

Sharon Belden, of Florida, 25, crowned Miss World USA

1992-08-24

Hurricane Andrew hits South Florida; 35 die

1992-09-20

Leanza Cornett (Florida), 21, crowned 66th Miss America 1993

1993-02-20

Florida Marlins open their 1st spring training camp

1993-02-25

Florida Marlins introduce their mascot "Billy"

1993-04-05

Florida Marlins 1st game - beat LA Dodgers 6-3

1993-04-06

Florida Marlins 1st lost ever (4-2 to LA Dodgers)

1993-11-15

13 Cuban refugees land in Florida after stealing a crop-duster in Cuba.

1993-12-11

59th Heisman Trophy Award: Charlie Ward, Florida State (QB)

1994-04-20

Danny Harold Rolling sentenced to death in Florida for killing 5

1995-05-28

Southwestern Florida outside of Tampa begins using new area code 941

1995-07-14

LA Dodger Ramon Martinez no-hits the Florida Marlins 7-0

1996-03-22

Cheryl Depew, of Florida, crowned 13th Miss Hawaiian Tropic Intl

1996-05-11

Florida Marlin Al Leiter no hits Colo Rockies, 11-0

1996-06-10

Stanley Cup: Colo Avalanche sweep Florida Panthers in 4 games

1996-12-14

62nd Heisman Trophy Award: Danny Wuerffel, Florida (QB)

1997-05-12

Susie Maroney, 22, of Australia, is 1st to swim from Cuba to Florida

1997-06-10

Kevin Brown of Florida Marlins no hits SF Giants 9-0

1997-10-14

Florida Marlins beat Atlanta Braves 4 games to 1 in NLCS

1997-11-20

Last original Florida Marlin, Jeff Conine, traded to KC Royals

1997-12-12

Florida releases Alex Arias, the last original Marlin

1998-01-15

Dino Ciccarelli is traded for the fourth time, from the Tampa Bay Lightning to the Florida Panthers

1998-01-29

Singers Bobby Brown found guiilty of DWI in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

1998-02-03

Florida Panther Dino Ciccarelli's is 9th NHLer to score 600 career goals

1998-02-23

Tornadoes in Florida kills at least 31

1998-04-22

Disney's Animal Kingdom opens at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida, United States.

1998-05-21

In Miami, Florida, five abortion clinics are hit by a butyric acid attacker.

1999-07-08

Allen Lee Davis is executed by electrocution by the state of Florida, the last use of the electric chair for capital punishment in Florida.

1999-10-22

NHL goaltender Grant Fuhr wins his 400th career game (vs Florida Panthers)

2000-04-22

In a pre-dawn raid, federal agents seize six-year-old Elián González from his relatives' home in Miami, Florida.

2004-08-13

Hurricane Charley, a Category 4 storm, strikes Punta Gorda, Florida and devastates the surrounding area.

2005-07-10

Hurricane Dennis slams into the Florida Panhandle causing billions of dollars in damage.

2005-08-29

Hurricane Katrina makes its 2nd landfall as a category 3 hurricane devastating much of the U.S. Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Florida Panhandle. Kills more than 1,836, causes over $115 billion in damage.

2006-07-31

Fidel Castro hands over power temporarily to brother Raúl Castro. This leads to a celebration in Little Havana (La Pequeña Habana in Spanish), Miami, Florida, where many Cuban Americans participated.

2011-10-15

Legoland Florida (the world's largest Legoland theme park) opens in Winter Haven, Florida.

2012-11-10

The final US presidential election results are declared after Barack Obama wins Florida to defeate Mitt Romney 332-206 in Electoral College votes

2013-01-04

3 people are killed after a Beechcraft BE35 crashes into a house in Florida

2014-09-18

8 people (including 2 children) are shot dead in Bell, Florida

2016-05-26

Florida judge denies Gawker new trial in Hulk Hogan case

2016-07-22

Second Possible Zika Infection Is Found in Florida

2016-08-03

Florida to begin aerial spraying of insecticides to control Zika

2016-08-09

Florida investigating another Zika case outside Miami

2016-08-24

Florida Investigates New Zika Cases on Gulf Coast and in Miami

2016-11-09

Marco Rubio Wins Re-election in Florida Senate Race

2017-01-07

Fort Lauderdale airport shooting: Five people shot dead by Florida gunman

2017-04-09

Shooting at upscale Florida mall leaves 1 dead, 2 wounded

2017-09-11

More than 3 million customers without power in Florida after Hurricane Irma

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Florida - Notable Birthdays

Pat SummerallMay 10, 1930

Tony La RussaOct 4, 1944

Andre DawsonJul 10, 1954

Chris EvertDec 21, 1954

Spike LeeMar 20, 1957

Tim RainesSep 16, 1959

Howard JohnsonNov 29, 1960

David RobinsonAug 6, 1965

Deion SandersAug 9, 1967

Ray LewisMay 15, 1975

Ariana GrandeJun 26, 1993

Florida - Birthdays
Date Event
1460-04-08

Ponce de Leon, Spain, searched for fountain of youth, found Florida

1519-02-15

Pedro Menendez de Aviles, explorer (found St Augustine Florida)

1847-10-25

Archibald Clavering Gunter, A Florida Enchantment

1863-08-28

Sidney Drew, A Florida Enchantment

1869-02-10

Robert A. Stuart, A Florida Enchantment

1871-06-17

James Weldon Johnson, lawyer (1st black admitted to Florida Bar)

1885-07-25

Benito Lynch, Irish/Argentine writer (Caranchos de la Florida)

1892-02-29

Augusta Savage (Fells), Green Cove Springs Florida, African-American sculptor and equal rights advocate

1909-10-10

Florida Friebus, actress (Dobie Gillis' mom, Bob Newhart Show)

1909-10-10

Florida Friebus, The Best Dressed Man

1912-02-16

Machito "Frank Grillo", Florida, bandleader (created salsa music)

1917-03-11

Robert L Carter, Caryville, Florida, American civil rights activist and judge (Brown v. Board of Education, NAACP v. Alabama) (d. 2012)

1922-11-08

Esther Rolle, Pompano Beach Fla, actress (Florida-Good Times, Maude)

1924-07-19

Pat Hingle [Martin Patterson], Miami, Florida, American actor (Splendor in the Grass, Batman Returns)

1924-10-26

Tom F Lewis, (Rep-R-Florida, 1983- )

1925-11-02

Bill Story, Florida and Carl

1926-04-29

Carie Meek, (Rep-D-Florida)

1926-06-11

Claude Register, Vernon, Florida

1927-02-20

Sidney Poitier, Miami Florida, actor, first back actor to win an Oscar for Best Actor ('Lillies in the Field' - 1963)

1928-09-15

Julian E "Cannonball" Adderley, Tampa Florida, US jazz hard bop musician (Black Messiah)

1929-10-28

1st child born in aircraft, Miami, Florida

1930-02-16

Ricou Browning, Florida, director/actor (Thunderball)

1930-04-03

Lawton Chiles, (sen/gov-D-Florida, 1971-89/91- )

1930-05-10

Pat Summerall, Lake City Florida, NFL player (NY Giants)/sportscaster (CBS)

1930-07-16

Michael Bilirakis, (Rep-R-Florida, 1983- )

1930-08-16

Frank Gifford, 1987 Florida Citrus Bowl

1931-06-24

Leslie Cochran, Miami, Florida, peace activist and police critic, (d. 2012)

1934-06-01

Pat Boone, Florida, singer/actor (April Love, Cross & Switchblade)

1935-04-08

Yvan Canuel, La Florida

1935-06-26

Douglas Peterson, (Rep-D-Florida)

1935-07-21

Stephen L. Wald, Florida Straits

1936-09-05

Alcee Hastings, (Rep-D-Florida)

1937-10-28

Henry Shipes, Vernon, Florida

1938-11-26

Porter J Goss, (Rep-R-Florida)

1939-03-14

William Benjamin Lenoir, Miami Florida, astronaut (STS 5)

1939-04-30

Ellen Taafe Zwilich, Miami Florida, (1st woman composer Pulitzer 1982)

1939-08-30

Elizabeth Ashley, [Cole], Ocala Florida, actress (Coma, Evening Shade)

1939-12-09

Patrician Stephens Due, Quincy, Florida, African-American civil rights activist (FAMU jail-in), (d. 2012)

1939-12-20

Kathryn Joosten, Eustis, Florida, actress (Desperate Housewives), (d. 2012)

1941-04-16

Cliff Stearns, (Rep-R-Florida)

1942-05-30

Dan Miller, (Rep-R-Florida)

1944-07-12

Bill McCollum, (Rep-R-Florida, 1981- )

1944-10-04

Tony La Russa, Tampa Florida, MLB manager (Chicago, Oakland, St. Louis)

1946-11-05

Gram Parsons, [Cecil Ingram Connor III], Winter Haven Florida, rocker (Byrds)

1946-11-11

Corrine Brown, (Rep-D-Florida)

1946-12-10

Walter "Clyde" Orange, Florida, rocker (Commodores-Too Hot to Trot)

1947-09-21

Don Felder, Gainesville Florida, American rocker (Eagles)

1949-06-21

Jim Bacchus, (Rep-D-Florida)

1949-08-13

Sheralee, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, vocalist (Your Hit Parade)

1950-05-12

Pauline Lapointe, La Florida

1950-08-01

Milt May, Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Florida Marlins

1950-10-20

Tom Petty, Gainesville Florida, American classic rock singer (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)

1952-07-15

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, (Rep-R-Florida)

1953-11-01

N Jan Davis, Cocoa Beach Florida, PhD/astronaut (STS 47, 60, 85)

1953-12-08

Roy Firestone, Miami Beach, Florida, American sportscaster (Life's Most Embarrassing Moments)

1954-05-10

Jeff Apple, Miami Florida, producer (In the Line of Fire)

1954-06-05

Nancy Stafford [Nancy Elizabeth], Wilton Manors, Florida, American actress (Joan-St Elsewhere, 1977 Miss Florida)

1954-06-22

Charles T Canady, (Rep-R-Florida)

1954-07-10

Andre Dawson, Miami Florida, MLB outfielder (Expos, Cubs, 1987 NL MVP)

1954-08-13

Lincoln Diaz-Balart, (Rep-R-Florida)

1954-12-21

[Christine] Chris Evert, Fort Lauderdale Florida, tennis champion (18 singles Gram Slams, 3 doubles titles)

1955-09-19

Rex Smith, Jacksonville, Florida, American actor and singer (Pirates of Penzance, You Take My Breath Away)

1956-07-24

Charles Crist, Governor of Florida

1956-08-08

Wes Chandler, Florida, WLAF wide receiver coach (Rhein Fire)

1957-03-20

Spike Lee [Shelton Jackson Lee], Atlanta, Florida, American film director (Mo Better Blues, Jungle Fever, Malcolm X)

1957-04-01

Peter Deutsch, (Rep-D-Florida)

1957-08-01

John Spagnola, 1997 Florida Citrus Bowl

1959-04-02

Victoria Jackson, Miami Florida, comedian (SNL, Casual Sex)

1959-09-04

William Kennedy Smith, Kennedy accused of rape in Florida (1991)

1959-09-16

Tim Raines, Sanford Florida, American baseball player (Montreal Expos)

1959-10-15

Emeril Lagasse, South Florida Favorites

1959-10-20

Razor Ramon, [Scott Hall], wrestler (WWF/WCW/NWA/Florida/AWA/KC)

1960-07-16

Terry Pendleton, Los Angeles California, infielder (Florida Marlins)

1960-11-29

Howard Johnson, Clearwater Florida, American baseball player (New York mets)

1960-9-04

William Kennedy Smith, Florida v. Smith

1961-04-18

Ian Doig, Seaforth Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1985 Florida Classic)

1962-01-03

Mark Gardner, US baseball player (Florida Marlins)

1962-02-03

Joe Handle, US baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)

1962-05-31

Joe Orsulak, Glen Ridge NJ, outfielder (Florida Marlins)

1962-05-31

Joe Orsulak, Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Florida Marlins

1962-07-31

Wesley Snipes, Orlando Florida, actor (Passenger 57, Money Train, Blade trilogy)

1962-11-29

Andy LaRocque, Power 30 in Florida

1962-12-29

Devon White, Kingston Jamacia, outfielder (Florida Marlins)

1963-01-04

Daryl Boston, Colorado Rockies vs. Florida Marlins

1963-02-06

Mike Hough, Montreal, NHL left wing (Florida Panthers)

1963-02-24

Matias Carrillo, Mexican/US baseball outfielder (Florida Marlins)

1963-03-01

Magnus Svensson, Leksand Swe, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)

1963-06-02

Bryan Harvey, Florida Marlins vs. San Diego Padres

1963-07-09

Pamela Annette Sanders, Miami Florida, playmate (November, 1985)

1963-07-31

Brian Skrudland, Peace River, NHL center (Florida Panthers)

1963-09-04

John Vanbiesbrouck, Detroit MI, NHL goalie (Team USA, Florida)

1964-10-05

Terry Mathews, Alexandria LA, pitcher (Florida Marlins)

1964-11-28

John Burkett, New Brighton PA, pitcher (Florida Marlins)

1964-12-29

Craig Grebeck, Cerritos CA, infielder (Florida Marlins)

1965-01-14

Dave Lowry, Sudbury, NHL left wing (Florida Panthers)

1965-03-14

Kevin Brown, Mcintyre GA, pitcher (Florida Marlins)

1965-08-06

David Robinson, Key West Florida, NBA center (San Antonio Spurs, Olympic-gold-92)

1965-10-23

Al Leiter, Toms River NJ, pitcher (Florida Marlins, NY Mets)

1965-11-13

Rob Natal, Long Beach CA, catcher (Florida Marlins)

1966-01-21

Chris Hammond, US baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)

1966-01-25

Richie Lewis, US baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)

1966-03-07

Terry Carkner, Smiths Falls, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)

1966-05-27

Ray Sheppard, Pembroke, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers)

1966-06-11

Scott Mellanby, Montreal, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers)

1966-06-27

Jeff Conine, Tacoma Washington, outfielder (Florida Marlins)

1966-08-02

Tim Wakefield [Timothy Stephen], Melbourne, Florida, American baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox-1995 AL Comeback Player of the Year)

1966-10-18

Alan Mills, Lakeland Florida, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles)

1967-02-18

Matt Turner, US baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)

1967-02-23

Gord Murphy, Willowdale, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)

1967-03-20

Dana Rinehart Dalton, Orlando Florida, Miss Florida-America (1991)

1967-06-29

John Wehner, Florida Marlins vs. Houston Astros

1967-07-13

Pat Rapp, Jennings LA, pitcher (Florida Marlins)

1967-08-09

Deion Sanders, Fort Myers Florida, NFL cornerback/wide reciever and MLB player (Dallas Cowboys and NY Yankees)

1967-09-30

Yorkis Perez, Bajos de Haina Dom Rep, pitcher (Florida Marlins)

1967-11-20

Alex Arias, NYC, infielder (Florida Marlins)

1967-12-13

Mike Mordecai, Atlanta Braves vs. Florida Marlins

1968-02-10

Ryan Bowen, US baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)

1968-03-21

Johan Garpenlov, Stockholm Swe, NHL left wing (Florida Panthers)

1968-08-28

Tom Fitzgerald, Melrose, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers)

1968-11-12

Derek Bell, Tampa Florida, outfielder (Houston Astros)

1968-11-13

Mark Fitzpatrick, Toronto, NHL goalie (Florida Panthers)

1968-11-18

Gary Sheffield, Tampa FL, outfielder (Florida Marlins)

1968-12-11

Derek Bell, Tampa Florida, outfielder (Houston Astros)

1968-12-13

Shaun Stafford, Ocala Florida, tennis star (1992 Taipei)

1969-01-02

Robert Svehla, Martin Cze, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers, Slovakia)

1969-02-02

Jody Hull, Cambridge, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers)

1969-02-06

Kurt Abbott, US baseball player (Florida Marlins)

1969-02-10

Tim Clark, US baseball outfielder (Florida Marlins)

1969-03-07

Geoff Smith, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)

1969-06-02

Kurt Abbott, Zanesville OH, infielder (Florida Marlins)

1969-06-27

Mark Telerico, Cleveland Ohio, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 S Florida)

1969-07-26

Greg Colbrunn, Fontana CA, infielder (Florida Marlins)

1969-07-27

Jason Woolley, Toronto, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)

1969-09-25

David Weathers, Lawrencburg TN, pitcher (Florida Marlins, NY Yankees)

1969-10-07

Brent Dorman, Ocala Florida, Canadian Tour golfer

1969-11-28

Robb Nen, San Pedro, California, American MLB pitcher (Florida Marlins)

1969-9-17

Ben Hodges, Florida Straits

1970-01-12

Nigel Wilson, Canadian/US baseball outfielder (Florida Marlins)

1970-02-21

Javier De La Hoya, Mexican/US baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)

1970-08-17

Jim Courier, Sanford Florida, tennis champ (1990, 91 French)

1970-09-26

Paul Laus, Beamsville, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)

1970-10-29

Dan Ratushny, Nepean, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)

1970-12-25

Stu Barnes, Spruce Grove, NHL center (Florida Panthers)

1971-03-26

Jesus Tavarez, Santo Domingo Dom Rep, outfielder (Florida Marlins)

1971-03-31

Pavel Bure, Moscow, Russia, NHL left wing (Vancouver Canucks, Florida Panthers)

1971-04-03

Quilvio Veras, Santo Domingo Dom Rep, infielder (Florida Marlins)

1971-05-17

Bill Lindsay, Big Fork, NHL left wing (Florida Panthers)

1971-10-15

Angelia Savage, Miss USA-Florida (1997, top 6)

1972-01-09

Jay Powell, Meridian MS, pitcher (Florida Marlins)

1972-03-29

John Rothell, Titusville Florida, 400m hurdler

1972-06-02

Renee Heiken, Peoria IL, LPGA golfer (1994 Florida Women's Open)

1972-08-24

Kurt Miller, Tucson AZ, pitcher (Florida Marlins)

1972-09-03

Martin Straka, Pizen CZE, NHL forward (Team Czech Rep, Florida)

1973-08-21

Ismael Valdez, Philadelphia Phillies vs. Florida Marlins

1973-12-29

Tomas Perez, Philadelphia Phillies vs. Florida Marlins

1974-01-20

Calvin Harrison, Orlando Florida, 200m/400m runner

1974-07-10

Idalmis Marina Vidal, Miss Florida USA (1996)

1974-08-05

Jamie Lynn Bolding, Lakeland Florida, Miss America-Florida (1997)

1974-12-28

Rob Niedermayer, Cassiar, NHL center (Florida Panthers)

1974-9-12

Tamera Reed, FLNNN: The Florida News Network News

1975-04-10

Steve Washburn, Ottawa, NHL center (Florida Panthers)

1975-05-15

Ray Lewis, Bartow Florida, American football linebacker (Baltimore Ravens)

1975-07-05

Todd Macdonald, Charlestown, NHL goalie (Florida Panthers)

1975-08-07

Edgar Renteria, Barranquilla Colombia, infielder (Florida Marlins)

1976-01-27

Rhett Warrener, Shaunavon, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)

1976-02-18

Jason Podollan, Vernon, NHL center (Florida Panthers)

1976-06-12

Kristin Alicia Beall Ludecke, Eustis Fla, Miss America-Florida (1996)

1976-06-26

Ed Jovanoski, Windsor Ont, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)

1976-08-01

David Nemirovsky, Toronto, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers)

1976-12-13

Barry Gardner, 1997 Florida Citrus Bowl

1977-03-09

Radek Dvorak, Tabor Cze, NHL left wing (Florida Panthers)

1978-08-01

Edgerrin James, Immokalee Florida, American football player (Indianapolis Colts)

1979-01-21

Kelly Gaudet, Miss Florida Teen USA (1996)

1980-06-15

Cara Zavaleta, Key West, Florida

1981-06-15

Cristin Duren, Miss Florida Teen USA (Miss Photogenic-1997)

1981-07-25

Lissette Arenas, Florida Swamp Air Crash

1981-08-04

Abigail Spencer, Gulf Breeze, Florida, American actress (Cowboys & Aliens)

1983-12-28

Daniel A. Erdman, Fear in Florida: When Hate Becomes a Crime

1986-01-09

Xavier Lee, One Heartbeat: Bobby Bowden and the Florida State Seminoles

1987-03-01

Sammie Bush, Boyton Beach Florida, American R&B singer ("I Like It")

1993-06-26

Ariana Grande, Boca Raton Florida, American singer (Problem, The Way)

Florida - Notable Weddings

Bettie PageNov 26, 1958

Tammy WynetteJul 6, 1978

Jane FondaDec 21, 1991

Pat SummerallMar 16, 1996

Jimmy JohnsonJul 18, 1999

Donald TrumpJan 22, 2005

Keith HernandezFeb 14, 2005

Amy WinehouseMay 18, 2007

Olivia Newton-JohnJun 30, 2008

Hulk HoganDec 14, 2010

Michael JordanApr 27, 2013

Florida - Weddings
Date Event
1958-11-26

Model Bettie Page (35) weds Armond Walterson in Florida

1978-07-06

Country singer Tammy Wynette (36) weds record producer George Richey (42) in Florida

1991-12-21

Actress Jane Fonda (55) weds CNN founder Ted Turner at the groom's home in north Florida

1996-03-16

Sportscaster Pat Summerall (65) weds Cherilyn Burns in Florida

1996-05-27

"Crosby, Stills & Nash" Rock and Roll Hall of Famer guitarist Stephen Stills (51) weds recording-studio manager Kristen Hathaway (30) at the Ritz-Carlton in Palm Beach, Florida

1999-07-18

Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson (56) weds longtime girlfriend Rhonda Rookmaaker (45) in the Florida Keys

2002-08-24

Journalist Bryant Gumbel weds model Hilary Quinlan at Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida

2004-04-02

Actress Jill Whelan (38) weds Michael Chaykowsky aboard the Caribbean Princess cruise ship in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

2004-06-06

"Trick Pony" lead singer Heidi Newfield (33) weds NFL agent Bill Johnson in Destin, Florida

2004-07-24

"The Calling" singer Alex Band (23) weds "Cleopatra 2525" actress Jennifer Sky (27) in West Palm Beach, Florida

2004-12-30

Boston Red Sox centerfielder Johnny Damon (31) weds Michelle Mangan at Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes Hotel in Orlando, Florida

2005-01-22

Business magnate and "The Apprentice" host Donald Trump (56) weds former model Melania Knauss (34) at the Bethesda by the Sea Episcopal Church in Palm Beach, Florida

2005-01-29

"New York Mets" catcher Mike Piazza (36) weds former "Baywatch" actress Alicia Rickter (32) at St. Jude Catholic Church in Miami, Florida

2005-02-14

Retired baseball player Keith Hernandez (51) weds Kai Thompson in Miami Beach, Florida

2005-05-27

"Amazing Race 6" winner Kendra Bentley (25) weds Freddy Holliday (34) in Bal Harbour, Florida

2005-11-12

Businessman Donald Trump Jr. (27) weds model Vanessa Haydon at the Mar-A-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida

2006-04-21

Professional drag racer Andrew Hines (22) weds Tanya Phillips at the First Baptist Church in Tampa, Florida

2006-05-28

"Average Joe" actor Adam Mesh (30) weds Jessica Malca in Miami, Florida

2007-05-18

Grammy award-winning singer Amy Winehouse (23) weds former video production assistant Blake Fielder-Civil (25) in Miami, Florida

2007-12-08

Backstreet Boys member Howie Dorough (34) weds longtime girlfriend Leigh Boniello at St. James Cathedral in Orlando, Florida

2008-05-31

"Law & Order" actress Alana De La Garza (31) weds writer Michael Roberts in Orlando, Orange County, Florida

2008-06-30

Singer-actress Olivia Newton-John (59) weds natural-health businessman John Easterling (56) in Florida's Jupiter Island

2010-07-16

Def Leppard lead guitarist Phil Collen (52) weds costume designer Helen L. Simmons (42) at Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach Resort in Florida

2010-12-11

Actress Joanna Garcia (32) weds New York Yankees` Nick Swisher (31) at Breakers Hotel & Resort in Palm Beach, Florida

2010-12-14

WWF wrestler Hulk Hogan (57) marries 2nd wife Jennifer McDaniel in Clearwater Florida

2012-06-30

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (32) weds longtime girlfriend Kijfa Frink at the Fontainebleau resort in Miami Beach, Florida

2012-07-26

NBA guard Rafer Alston (36) weds "Basketball Wives" star Ashley Walker at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida

2013-04-27

NBA great Michael Jordan (50) weds 2nd wife model Yvette Prieto at Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, Florida

2013-10-12

Grammy award-winning record producer Pharrell Williams (40) weds model Helen Lasichanh in Miami, Florida

2013-11-02

'N Sync founding member Chris Kirkpatrick (42) weds his girlfriend Karly Skladany in Orlando, Florida

2014-04-01

Media personality Willard Scott (80) weds Paris Keena in Fort Myers, Florida

Florida - Notable Deaths

Ted BundyJan 24, 1989

Florida - Deaths
Date Event
1907-02-24

Archibald Clavering Gunter, A Florida Enchantment

1919-04-09

Sidney Drew, A Florida Enchantment

1923-01-02

Sam Carter, black resident of Rosewood Florida, lynched by KKK

1934-06-10

Frederick Delius, English composer (Suite Florida), dies at 72

1945-10-12

Jesse James Payne, lynched in Madison County Florida

1950-06-18

Robert A. Stuart, A Florida Enchantment

1951-12-25

Harry T Moore, Florida NAACP official, killed by bomb

1981-10-02

José Pécora, Los caranchos de la Florida

1988-05-27

Florida Friebus, actress (Bob Newhart Show), dies of a stroke at 79

1988-05-27

Florida Friebus, The Best Dressed Man

1989-01-24

Ted Bundy, serial killer of up to 100 women, executed in Florida at 42

1990-08-03

Florida Edwards, dies of pneumonia at 79

1990-09-03

David Acer, Florida dentist, dies of AIDs after infecting 5 patients

1993-07-15

Bobby Kent, alleged Florida bully murdered by his friends (b. 1973)

1997-03-04

Claude Register, Vernon, Florida

1997-09-30

Male alligator, largest in Florida (14 feet), killed at about 65

1998-12-12

Lawton Chiles, U.S. Senator from Florida and Governor of Florida (b. 1930)

1999-12-26

Yvan Canuel, La Florida

2008-06-25

Henry Shipes, Vernon, Florida

2009-08-28

Bill Story, Florida and Carl

2009-10-22

Stephen L. Wald, Florida Straits

2010-08-28

William P. Foster, notable band director and founder of the Marching 100 of Florida A&M University

2010-08-30

Pauline Lapointe, La Florida

2015-08-09

Frank Gifford, 1987 Florida Citrus Bowl

2016-04-05

Legendary Chelmsford athletics coach William 'Bill' Cornell dies in Florida home aged 76


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