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5 Fun Facts About October 14 In Florida History

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1. In 1964, Hurricane Isbell hit Florida's southeast coast causing widespread flooding and damage to homes, businesses, and crops. The storm was responsible for 20 deaths and $30 million in damages.

2. On October 14, 1987, the first annual Epcot International Food and Wine Festival kicked off at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, featuring culinary demonstrations, wine tastings, and live entertainment.

3. In 1992, the Miami Dolphins played their first game at Joe Robbie Stadium, now known as Hard Rock Stadium, in Miami Gardens. The Dolphins beat the San Diego Chargers 26-10 in front of a crowd of 60,020 people.

4. On this day in 2005, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush announced a $1.5 billion plan to restore and protect the Everglades, one of the state's most iconic and ecologically important regions.

5. In 2012, Felix Baumgartner broke the world record for highest freefall jump when he leapt from a helium balloon at an altitude of 128,100 feet above Roswell, New Mexico. Baumgartner trained for his jump in Florida, where he completed several high-altitude test jumps.
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