In 1774, the first Continental Congress adjourned in Philadelphia. In 1881, the legendary OK Corral shootout between the Earps and Clanton-McLaurys left 3 men dead. In 1972, national security advisor Henry Kissinger announced "Peace is at hand" in Vietnam. In 2001, President George W. Bush signed the USA Patriot Act into law.
Mahalia Jackson (1911-72), singer; Bob Hoskins (1942-2014), actor; Pat Conroy (1945- ), novelist; Pat Sajak (1946- ), TV personality; Hillary Clinton (1947- ), First Lady/politician; Cary Elwes (1962- ), actor; Dylan McDermott (1962- ), actor; Natalie Merchant (1963- ), singer; Keith Urban (1967- ), singer; Seth MacFarlane (1973- ), writer/TV producer
In 1997, the four-year-old Florida Marlins became the youngest major league baseball franchise ever to win a World Series.
Florida is the flattest state in the U.S.: its highest elevation is only 345 feet above sea level.
"You show people what you're willing to fight for when you fight your friends." – Hillary Clinton