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5 Fun Facts About November 14 In Florida History

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1. Florida State University was founded on November 14, 1851, in Tallahassee, Florida. It was originally called the "Florida Seminary West of the Suwannee River" and opened its doors to 15 students.

2. On November 14, 1935, Amelia Earhart completed the first successful solo flight across the Pacific Ocean from Honolulu to Oakland, California. She had earlier stopped in Miami, Florida, during her attempt to circumnavigate the globe.

3. The Miami Dolphins, a professional football team, played their first game in franchise history on November 14, 1966. They lost to the Oakland Raiders 23-14 at the Orange Bowl in Miami.

4. The Florida Supreme Court issued a ruling on November 14, 2000, that essentially determined the winner of the U.S. Presidential election that year. The court's decision in Bush v. Gore ended the recount efforts in Florida and upheld George W. Bush's victory over Al Gore.

5. On November 14, 2019, Florida became the 27th state to formally adopt the U.S. Census Bureau's new preferred method of counting prisoners. The decision to count inmates as residents of their pre-incarceration addresses rather than their prison location will impact future political redistricting efforts in the state.
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