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5 Fun Facts About April 28 In Florida History

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1. In 1865, the Third Seminole War ended in Florida. The conflict had lasted for seven years and resulted in the forced relocation of many Seminole people.

2. In 1903, the first known case of yellow fever was reported in Pensacola, Florida. The outbreak led to a quarantine of the city and surrounding areas, and ultimately resulted in the construction of a new hospital and the establishment of a statewide board of health.

3. In 1954, the first broadcast of "The Adventures of Superman" radio show took place in Miami, Florida. The show aired for six seasons and remains a popular classic today.

4. In 1986, the Chernobyl nuclear disaster occurred in Ukraine. Despite being thousands of miles away, the radiation from the accident was detected in Florida just a few days later.

5. In 2018, students participated in the National School Walkout in Parkland, Florida, to protest gun violence in the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 people dead. The walkout was part of a nationwide movement for gun control reform.
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