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5 Fun Facts About September 14 In Florida History

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1. Hurricane Jeanne Hits Florida (2004)
On September 14, 2004, Hurricane Jeanne made landfall near Stuart, Florida. The storm had weakened to a Category 2 hurricane by the time it hit Florida, but still caused significant damage, including widespread power outages and flooding.

2. Florida President Harry S. Truman Visits Miami (1948)
On September 14, 1948, President Harry S. Truman visited Miami, Florida for a campaign speech during his bid for re-election. His visit drew a crowd of over 20,000 people.

3. The First Commercial Flight Between Miami and Havana (1927)
On September 14, 1927, the first commercial flight between Miami, Florida and Havana, Cuba took place. The flight was operated by Pan American Airways and took approximately three and a half hours.

4. Robert E. Lee Monument Unveiled in Jacksonville (1898)
On September 14, 1898, a monument to Confederate General Robert E. Lee was unveiled in Jacksonville, Florida. The monument, which still stands in Hemming Park, was dedicated to Lee as a symbol of the "unyielding courage and fortitude" of the Confederate soldiers.

5. Florida Supreme Court Orders Recount in Bush v. Gore (2000)
On September 14, 2000, the Florida Supreme Court ordered a manual recount of the votes in the presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore. The recount ultimately became mired in controversy and legal battles, culminating in the infamous Supreme Court decision that ended the recount and declared Bush the winner.
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