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5 Fun Facts About September 30 In Florida History

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1. In 1763, the Treaty of Paris was signed, which ended the French and Indian War and gave control of Florida to Great Britain.

2. On September 30, 1822, the United States officially took possession of Florida from Spain, creating the Territory of Florida.

3. The first railroad in Florida was completed on September 30, 1836, which connected Tallahassee to St. Marks.

4. The Great Miami Hurricane made landfall in Miami on September 30, 1926, causing widespread damage and killing an estimated 372 people.

5. On September 30, 1960, the University of Miami played its first football game at the Orange Bowl, defeating Florida State University 23-14. The Orange Bowl would go on to become a legendary venue for football games and other events.
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