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5 Fun Facts About September 25 In Florida History

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1. 1565: On September 25, Spanish explorer Pedro Menéndez de Avilés founded the city of St. Augustine, Florida. It is the oldest continuously inhabited European-established settlement of the continental United States.

2. 1877: On this day, the steamboat "Josephine" collided with a bridge on the St. Johns River, causing the deaths of 14 people. It is considered one of the worst steamboat accidents in Florida history.

3. 1926: A category 4 hurricane hit Miami, causing widespread damage and claiming the lives of over 370 people. The hurricane also caused significant damage to the surrounding areas, including parts of Palm Beach and Broward counties.

4. 1956: The world's largest shrimp, weighing in at 18.5 ounces, was caught off the coast of Florida on September 25. The shrimp was caught by a shrimp boat captain named R.E. "Rick" Howard and measured almost a foot long.

5. 2006: On this day, the Florida Marlins won the National League East title, securing their place in the playoffs. The team went on to win the 2006 World Series, marking the second time in franchise history that they had won the championship.
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