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5 Fun Facts About November 5 In Florida History

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1. In 1968, Jim Morrison of The Doors was arrested in Miami for allegedly exposing himself during a concert. The incident led to a highly publicized trial and contributed to the band's declining popularity.

2. On November 5, 1990, the first-ever MTV Latin America Music Awards were held in Miami. The awards show recognized popular Latin American and Spanish-language music artists.

3. Florida's first-ever female governor, Lawton Chiles, was elected on November 5, 1990. Chiles went on to serve two terms as governor and is remembered for promoting environmental protection and improving healthcare access.

4. On November 5, 2009, Space Shuttle Atlantis launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on a mission to repair and upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope. The successful mission helped extend the lifespan of the telescope and advance our understanding of the universe.

5. In 2014, Florida became the 36th state to legalize same-sex marriage when a federal judge ruled that the state's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. The ruling came on November 5 and helped pave the way for marriage equality across the country.
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