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5 Fun Facts About December 14 In Florida History

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Here are five interesting facts about December 14 in Florida history.

1. 1814: Andrew Jackson's troops captured Pensacola.

On December 14, 1814, during the War of 1812, American troops led by Andrew Jackson captured Pensacola, which was then a Spanish-held territory.

2. 1891: A new State Capitol opened in Tallahassee.

Florida's new State Capitol building opened its doors on December 14, 1891. The building was designed by architect Frank Milburn in the Renaissance Revival style and still houses the offices of the governor and other state officials.

3. 1995: Disney-Pixar's Toy Story premiered in Tallahassee.

On December 14, 1995, Toy Story, the first feature-length animated film made entirely with computer-generated imagery (CGI), premiered in Tallahassee, Florida. The movie went on to become a box office success and a beloved classic.

4. 2008: Tampa Bay Buccaneers retire John Lynch's jersey.

On December 14, 2008, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers retired the jersey of former safety John Lynch, who played for the team from 1993 to 2003. Lynch was a Pro Bowler six times during his tenure with the Buccaneers.

5. 2019: A record-setting python was captured in the Everglades.

On December 14, 2019, a record-setting Burmese python was captured in the Florida Everglades. The snake measured 18 feet, 4 inches long, making it the largest python ever captured in the Everglades.
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