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5 Fun Facts About November 26 In Florida History

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1. In 1835, the Second Seminole War broke out in Florida between the United States government and the Seminole tribe. It would become one of the longest and most expensive Indian wars in history, lasting until 1842.

2. On November 26, 1865, the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified in Florida, abolishing slavery throughout the country.

3. In 1926, the famous Miami Beach Ritz-Carlton Hotel officially opened its doors to the public on November 26. It quickly became a popular destination for celebrities and high society figures.

4. On November 26, 1941, the United States entered World War II following the attack on Pearl Harbor. Many Floridians would go on to serve in the military during the war.

5. In 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia launched from Cape Canaveral on November 26 on what would be its final mission. Tragically, the shuttle disintegrated upon re-entry to Earth on February 1, 2003, killing all seven crew members.
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