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5 Fun Facts About April 29 In Florida History

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1. In 1977, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected defensive lineman Lee Roy Selmon as their first-ever draft pick. Selmon went on to become a five-time Pro Bowler and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1995.

2. In 1964, the University of South Florida was established by the Florida Legislature. Today, USF is the fourth-largest public university in the state.

3. In 1992, Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino signed a five-year contract extension worth $25 million, making him one of the highest-paid players in NFL history at the time.

4. In 2005, the city of Palm Beach Gardens dedicated a new memorial to the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks. The memorial features a piece of steel from the World Trade Center.

5. In 1985, the world's first "Hooters" restaurant opened its doors in Clearwater Beach. The chain has since expanded to over 400 locations worldwide.
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