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5 Fun Facts About September 28 In Florida History

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1. The City of St. Augustine was founded on September 28, 1565, making it the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in the United States.
2. On September 28, 1821, Florida officially became a United States territory, following the Adams-Onis Treaty with Spain.
3. In 1932, Amelia Earhart landed in Miami on September 28 after becoming the first woman to fly solo across the United States.
4. On September 28, 1951, the first African-American students, including Virgil D. Hawkins, were admitted to the University of Florida Law School.
5. In 2000, the Florida Supreme Court ordered a statewide manual recount of the presidential election ballots on September 28, leading to the controversial Bush v. Gore decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.
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