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5 Fun Facts About October 3 In Florida History

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1. In 1849, the first post office in Tampa, Florida was established on October 3rd. It was located at the home of a man named Robert McNeil.

2. On October 3, 1865, Union troops arrived in Tallahassee, Florida to take control of the city during the Reconstruction period after the Civil War.

3. In 1951, the first commercial jet airplane landed at the Miami International Airport on October 3rd. The airplane was a British Overseas Airways Corporation Comet 1.

4. October 3, 1977 marked the first day of operation for the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida. The resort was built in collaboration with the Walt Disney Company and opened just a few years after Magic Kingdom.

5. Florida State University's football team, the Seminoles, achieved a historic victory on October 3rd, 2015. The Seminoles played against the University of Miami and came back from a 23-10 deficit to win the game 29-24. This was the largest comeback in FSU history against their in-state rivals.
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