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5 Fun Facts About September 19 In Florida History

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1. The Odd Lot Riot occurred in St. Augustine on September 19, 1738. This event saw Spanish soldiers clash with civilians in response to the governor's crackdown on black market trade.

2. On September 19, 1862, Union forces captured St. John's Bluff during the Civil War. This allowed the Union to establish control over Jacksonville and other key areas in Florida.

3. The Florida State Fair was first held on September 19, 1904, in Tampa. This event has since become a beloved annual tradition for many Floridians.

4. Hurricane Maria made landfall near Cape Canaveral on September 19, 2017. While the storm did not cause significant damage in Florida, it devastated Puerto Rico and other islands in the Caribbean.

5. On September 19, 2020, the Miami Heat defeated the Boston Celtics to advance to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2014. The Heat went on to face the Los Angeles Lakers in the championship series, ultimately losing in six games.
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