In 1774, the first Continental Congress adjourned in Philadelphia. In 1881, a shootout between the Earps and Clanton-McLaurys left 3 dead at the OK Corral. In 1972, Henry Kissinger, national security advisor to President Richard Nixon, 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 (1945-2016), novelist; Pat Sajak (1946- ), TV personality; Hillary Clinton (1947- ), First Lady/presidential candidate; Dylan McDermott (1961- ), actor; Cary Elwes (1962- ), actor; Natalie Merchant (1963- ), singer; Keith Urban (1967- ), singer; Seth MacFarlane (1973- ), writer/TV producer; Emilia Clarke (1986- ), actress
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