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5 Fun Facts About June 28 In Florida History

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1. On June 28, 1835, the Second Seminole War began in Florida after Chief Osceola led his tribe in an attack on Fort King.

2. In 1888, the first train arrived in Tampa from New York on June 28th, marking the beginning of a new era of transportation and economic growth for the city.

3. On June 28, 1971, the Supreme Court upheld a federal court order to desegregate schools in Manatee County, Florida. This landmark decision helped to pave the way for greater integration in schools throughout the United States.

4. In 1981, the Space Shuttle Columbia made its first successful landing at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral on June 28th, following its maiden voyage into space.

5. On June 28, 2016, Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in response to the Zika virus outbreak, which had spread rapidly throughout South Florida. The declaration allowed state officials to take emergency measures to control the spread of the virus and protect public health.
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