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5 Fun Facts About November 25 In Florida History

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1. In 1885, the Florida East Coast Railway arrived in West Palm Beach, leading to the town's growth and development as a tourist destination.
2. In 1951, the University of Florida defeated the University of Miami 39-13 in a historic football game that not only marked the first meeting of the two teams, but also the beginning of a long-standing rivalry.
3. In 1986, Tampa Bay-based wrestler Hulk Hogan defeated Sylvester Stallone's character, Thunderlips, in a professional wrestling match in the movie "Rocky III", which was filmed in Florida.
4. In 1991, the Florida State Seminoles defeated the Florida Gators 14-9 in a tense football matchup that would become known as "The Florida Flop" due to a controversial play in which Florida's defense appeared to intentionally miss a tackle.
5. In 2018, the first-ever "Florida Python Challenge" began, in which hunters were invited to help remove non-native Burmese pythons from the Florida Everglades, which have become a major threat to the state's native wildlife.
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