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5 Fun Facts About July 10 In Florida History

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1. In 1929, the city of St. Petersburg was hit by a severe hurricane that caused significant damage to the area. The hurricane, known as the "Great Bahamas Hurricane," had winds of over 150 mph and caused extensive flooding and destruction.

2. In 1946, the University of Florida established its College of Pharmacy. The college has since become one of the top pharmacy schools in the country, with a focus on research and innovation.

3. In 1997, NASA launched the Mars Pathfinder mission, which was the first successful Mars landing in over 20 years. The mission included a rover called Sojourner, which explored the surface of Mars and provided valuable data about the planet's composition and history.

4. In 2006, the Discovery Channel's "Shark Week" featured a segment called "Deadly Stripes: Tiger Sharks in Florida." The segment explored the prevalence of tiger sharks in Florida waters and their potential danger to swimmers and surfers.

5. In 2012, a sinkhole opened up beneath a suburban neighborhood in Tampa, Florida, swallowing a house and killing the resident inside. The sinkhole was caused by the collapse of an underground limestone cavern and highlighted the dangers of sinkholes in Florida's unique geological landscape.
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