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5 Fun Facts About May 11 In Florida History

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Here are five interesting facts about May 11 in the history of Florida:

1. On May 11, 1846, the United States declared war on Mexico, which led to Florida's Fort Brooke being renamed Fort Brooke in honor of the founder of Tampa, Florida.

2. In 1886, the Florida State Board of Education was established on May 11. The agency has since undergone several name changes but is still responsible for overseeing public education in Florida.

3. On May 11, 1927, Charles A. Lindbergh landed his airplane, "The Spirit of St. Louis," at a Miami airfield after becoming the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

4. In 1990, a 320-acre property in Palm Harbor, Florida, was donated to the public and became the Brooker Creek Preserve. Today, it's home to many plants and animals and offers various recreational activities.

5. May 11, 2021, marked the 35th anniversary of the founding of the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida. The museum is dedicated to educating the public about the history and atrocities of the Holocaust and promoting human rights.
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