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5 Fun Facts About February 27 In Florida History

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1. In 1902, John James Audubon's former estate in Coconut Grove, the "Now Here" estate, was sold for $35,000 to form the basis of the Villa Vizcaya estate and gardens.
2. In 1947, a Pan American Airways DC-4 crashed shortly after takeoff from Miami International Airport, killing all 29 passengers and crew on board.
3. In 1980, the "Miracle on Ice" US Olympic hockey team defeated Sweden 4-2 to win the gold medal at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics. Floridian Mark Johnson scored the winning goal.
4. In 1999, the Miramar Police Department in Broward County instituted the first school resource officer program in the state of Florida.
5. In 2019, SpaceX launched the Crew Dragon spacecraft on a Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center in Florida for its first unmanned test flight to the International Space Station.
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