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5 Fun Facts About December 12 In Florida History

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1. On December 12, 1945, the Florida State Senate voted to move Florida State University from Tallahassee to Gainesville.

2. In 1963, the "Hurricane Hunters", the United States Air Force Weather Reconnaissance Squadron based at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, flew into Hurricane Ginny on December 12.

3. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers broke a 26-game losing streak on December 12, 1977, with a 33-14 victory over the New Orleans Saints.

4. December 12, 2000, saw the United States Supreme Court issue its ruling in Bush v. Gore, effectively ending the recount in Florida and declaring George W. Bush the winner of the state's electoral votes, and therefore the election.

5. On December 12, 2019, a mass shooting occurred at Naval Air Station Pensacola, resulting in the deaths of three people and the shooter, a member of the Saudi Arabian military who was training at the base.
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