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The Miami Masters is an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 and WTA Premier tennis event, whereas the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships is an ATP World Tour 250 event add something


Ponce de León spotted and landed on the peninsula on April 2, 1513 add something


Giovanni da Verrazzano - Impelled by French merchants and financiers from Lyon and Rouen, who were seeking new trade routes, King Francis I of France, in 1523, asked Verrazzano to make plans to explore an area between Florida and Terranova, the "New Found Land", for France, with the goal of finding a sea route to the Pacific Ocean


Giovanni da Verrazzano - In 1528, during his third voyage to North America, after exploring Florida, the Bahamas and the Lesser Antilles, Verrazzano anchored out to sea and rowed ashore, probably on the island of Guadeloupe


In May 1539, Conquistador Hernando de Soto skirted the coast of Florida, searching for a deep harbor to land add something


In 1559, Don Tristán de Luna y Arellano established a settlement at present-day Pensacola, making it the first attempted settlement in Florida, but it was mostly abandoned by 1561 add something


The marriage between Luisa de Abrego, a free black domestic servant from Seville, and Miguel Rodríguez, a white Segovian, occurred in 1565 in St. Augustine add something


Spain built the Castillo de San Marcos in 1672 and Fort Matanzas in 1742 to defend Florida's capital city from attacks, and to maintain its strategic position in the defense of the Captaincy General of Cuba and the Spanish West Indies add something


St. Augustine had mustered an all-black militia unit defending Spain as early as 1683 add something


Blackbeard - They sailed to the wrecks of the 1715 Spanish fleet, off the western coast of Florida


In 1738, Governor Manuel de Montiano established Fort Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose near St. Augustine, a fortified town for escaped slaves to whom Montiano granted citizenship and freedom in return for their service in the Florida militia, and which became the first free black settlement legally sanctioned in North America add something


Seven Years' War - In 1763, Spain traded Florida to the Kingdom of Great Britain for control of Havana, Cuba, which had been captured by the British during the Seven Years' War add something


Daniel Boone - After his father's death in 1765, Boone traveled with his brother Squire and a group of men to Florida, which had become British territory after the end of the war, to look into the possibility of settling there


Spain regained both East and West Florida after Britain's defeat in the American Revolution and the subsequent Treaty of Versailles in 1783, and continued the provincial divisions until 1821 add something


Alabama - What is now the counties of Baldwin and Mobile became part of Spanish West $ Florida in 1783, part of the independent Republic of West Florida in 1810, and was finally added to the Mississippi Territory in 1812


It is the second longest north south interstate with a total length of 1786 miles and terminates at the Canadian border at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan add something


By the early 1800s, Indian removal was a significant issue throughout the southeastern U.S. and in Florida add something


Nathaniel Macon - He supported Jefferson's purchase of Louisiana in 1803 and tried to get Jefferson to purchase Florida as well


In 1810, parts of West Florida were annexed by proclamation of President James Madison, who claimed the region as part of the Louisiana Purchase add something


The British settlers who had remained resented Spanish rule, leading to a rebellion in 1810 and the establishment for ninety days of the so-called Free and Independent Republic of West Florida on September 23 add something


In 1812, a group of settlers from Georgia, with de facto support from the U.S. federal government, attempted to overthrow the Floridan government in the province of East Florida add something


The U.S. annexed the Mobile District of West Florida to the Mississippi Territory in 1812 add something


The settlers hoped to convince Floridans to join their cause and proclaim independence from Spain, but the settlers lost their tenuous support from the federal government and abandoned their cause by 1813 add something


John James Audubon - On October 12, 1820, Audubon started into Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida in search of ornithological specimens


President James Monroe was authorized on March 3, 1821 to take possession of East Florida and West Florida for the United States and provide for initial governance add something


On March 30, 1822, the U.S. Congress merged East Florida and part of West Florida into the Florida Territory add something


In 1830, the U.S. Congress passed the Indian Removal Act and as settlement increased, pressure grew on the U.S. government to remove the Indians from Florida add something


In 1832, the Treaty of Payne's Landing promised to the Seminoles lands west of the Mississippi River if they agreed to leave Florida add something


Joseph E. Johnston - On January 12, 1838, at Jupiter, Florida, the sailors who had gone ashore were attacked and Johnston was to claim there were "no less than 30 bullet holes" in his clothing and one bullet creased his scalp, leaving a scar he had for the rest of his life


Braxton Bragg - He sought a medical transfer and was briefly assigned to recruiting duty in Philadelphia, but in October 1840 he was ordered back to Florida


Florida was a challenge for the European colonial powers before it gained statehood in the United States in 1845 add something


On March 3, 1845, Florida became the 27th state to join the United States of America add something


Winfield Scott Hancock - Hancock was promoted to captain in 1855 and assigned to Fort Myers, Florida


Joseph E. Johnston - Mexican-American War - He served in Florida, Texas, and Kansas, and fought with distinction in the Mexican-American War and by 1860 achieved the rank of brigadier general as Quartermaster General of the U.S. Army


Braxton Bragg - He commanded forces in Pensacola, Florida, Florida, Alabama, and the Department of West Florida and was promoted to major general on September 12, 1861


The largest engagements in the state were the Battle of Olustee, on February 20, 1864, and the Battle of Natural Bridge, on March 6, 1865 add something


P. G. T. Beauregard - While visiting his forces in Florida, which had just repelled a Union advance at Jacksonville, Beauregard received a telegram that his wife had died on March 2, 1864


After the Reconstruction period ended in 1876, white Democrats regained power in the state legislature add something


Florida's first private university, Stetson University, was founded in 1883 add something


In 1885, they created a new constitution, followed by statutes through 1889 that disfranchised most blacks and many poor whites add something


James Weldon Johnson - In 1897, Johnson was the first African American admitted to the Florida Bar Exam since Reconstruction


American flamingos are rare to see in Florida due to being hunted in the 1900s, where it was to a point considered completely extirpated add something


During the early 1900s, black people made up nearly half of the state's population add something


Forty thousand blacks, roughly one-fifth of their 1900 population, left the state in the Great Migration add something


The State University System of Florida was founded in 1905, and is governed by the Florida Board of Governors add something


In response to segregation, disfranchisement and agricultural depression, many African Americans migrated from Florida to northern cities in the Great Migration, in waves from 1910 to 1940, and again starting in the later 1940s add something


William Jennings Bryan - Partly to avoid Nebraska ethnics such as the German-Americans who were "wet" and opposed to prohibition, Bryan moved to Coconut Grove in Miami, Florida in 1913


Zane Grey - Grey and his brother R.C. were frequent visitors to Long Key, Florida, where they helped to establish the Long Key Fishing Club, built by Henry Morrison Flagler and was its president from 1917 to 1920


Marjory Stoneman Douglas - In 1917 she traveled with Mary Baird Bryan, William Jennings Bryan's wife, and two other women to Tallahassee, Florida to speak in support of women's right to vote


Combined with its sudden elevation in profile was the Florida land boom of the 1920s, which brought a brief period of intense land development add something


Economic prosperity in the 1920s stimulated tourism to Florida and related development of hotels and resort communities add something


It is the longest north south interstate with a total length of 1924 miles and terminates at the Canadian border northeast of Houlton, Maine add something


Devastating hurricanes in 1926 and 1928, followed by the Great Depression, brought that period to a halt add something


From the 1930s through much of the 1960s, Florida was essentially a one-party state dominated by white conservative Democrats, who together with other Democrats of the "Solid South", exercised considerable control in Congress add something


The hottest temperature ever recorded in Florida was , which was set on June 29, 1931 in Monticello add something


Since the state had voted reliably Democrat into the mid-20th century, it has been mostly aligned with the winning vote since 1932 add something


Richard Antrim - Detached from that battleship in April 1932, he received flight instruction at the Naval Air Station , Pensacola, Florida, before serving consecutive tours of sea duty on the , and


Adelbert Ames - Ames died in 1933 at the age of 97 in his winter home, located in Ormond Beach, Florida, next to the former Southern plantation which had been seized by his friend John D. Rockefeller


Giuseppe Zangara - On February 15, 1933, Roosevelt was giving an impromptu speech from the back of an open car in the Bayfront Park area of Miami, Florida, where Zangara was living, working the occasional odd job, and living off his savings


Giuseppe Zangara - On March 20, 1933, after spending only 10 days on Death Row, Zangara was executed in Old Sparky, the electric chair at Florida State Prison in Raiford, Florida


Clyde Tolson - In 1936, Tolson joined Hoover to arrest bank robber Alvin Karpis; later that year, Tolson was in a gun fight with New York City gangster Harry Brunette, and, in 1942, participated in capturing Nazi saboteurs on Long Island and Florida


In 1939, Florida was described as "still very largely an empty State add something


Laura Riding - In 1939 Riding and Graves parted, and in 1941 she married Schuyler B. Jackson, eventually settling in Wabasso, Florida, where she lived quietly and simply until her death in 1991, Schuyler having died in 1968


Edward O'Hare - In 1939, he started flight training at NAS Pensacola in Florida, learning the basics on Naval Aircraft Factory N3N-1 "Yellow Peril" and Stearman NS-1 biplane trainers, and later on the advanced SNJ trainer


Charles L. Mowat, 1940 add something


Migration from the Rust Belt and the Northeast sharply increased Florida's population after 1945 add something


Eddie Rickenbacker - In November 1947, a four mile causeway was completed, linking Miami on the mainland of Florida with Crandon Park on the island of Key Biscayne, Florida


Florida has been listed as a swing state in Presidential elections since 1952, voting for the losing candidate only twice in that period of time add something


From 1952 to 1964, most voters were registered Democrats, but the state voted for the Republican presidential candidate in every election except for 1964 add something


Since the mid-20th century, Florida has been considered a bellwether, voting for 15 successful presidential candidates since 1952 add something


Jeb Bush - "'John Ellis "Jeb" Bush"' is an American politician who served as the 43rd Governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007


Bettie Page - In 1954, during one of her annual vacations to Miami , Florida, Page met photographers Jan Caldwell, H. W. Hannau and Bunny Yeager


Before the construction of routes under the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956, Florida began construction of a long cross-state toll road, Florida's Turnpike add something


The first section, from Fort Pierce south to the Golden Glades Interchange was completed in 1957 add something


Bettie Page - On New Year's Eve 1958, during one of her regular visits to Key West, Florida, Florida Page attended a service at what is now the Key West, Florida Temple Baptist Church


Roger B. Chaffee - After attending flight school at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida and Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas, Chaffee was *awarded his aviator wings in early 1959


Bettie Page - However, the most obvious reason for ending her modeling career and severing all contact with her prior life was her conversion to born-again Christianity while living in Key West, Florida. in 1959


Disfranchisement for most African Americans in the state persisted until the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s gained federal legislation in 1965 to enforce protection of their constitutional suffrage add something


In the 1960s, many refugees from Cuba fleeing Fidel Castro's communist regime arrived in Miami at the Freedom Tower, where the federal government used the facility to process, document and provide medical and dental services for the newcomers add something


Since the development of the federal NASA Merritt Island launch sites on Cape Canaveral in 1962, Florida has developed a sizable aerospace industry add something


Jay Garner - Born in Arcadia, Florida, Garner served an enlistment in the United States Army before attending Florida State University, where he received a B.S. degree in history in 1962


Neal Boortz - The family moved to Florida where he attended Pensacola High School, graduating in 1963


The following year, Congress passed and President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act of 1965, providing for oversight of state practices and enforcement of constitutional voting rights for African Americans and other minorities in order to prevent the discrimination and disenfranchisement that had excluded most of them for decades from the political process add something


Florida gained its first permanent major-league professional sports team in 1966 when the American Football League added the Miami Dolphins add something


In 1966, Claude R. Kirk, Jr. was elected as the first post-Reconstruction Republican governor, in an upset election add something


Roger B. Chaffee - Chaffee died along with fellow astronauts Gus Grissom and Ed White during a pre-launch test for the Apollo 1 mission at the then-Cape Kennedy Air Force Station, Florida, in 1967


In 1968, Edward J. Gurney, a white conservative, was elected as the state's first post-reconstruction Republican US Senator add something


In 1970, Democrats took the governorship and the open US Senate seat, and maintained dominance for years add something


Since the 1970s, conservative white voters in the state have largely shifted from the Democratic to the Republican Party add something


All potable water resources have been controlled by the state government through five regional water authorities since 1972 add something


In 1972, the state made personal injury protection auto insurance mandatory for drivers, becoming the second in the nation to enact a no-fault insurance law add something


Carl Hiaasen - In 1972 he transferred to the University of Florida, where he wrote for "The Independent Florida Alligator"


The first recorded bleaching incident on the Florida Reef was in 1973 add something


After a second section north through Orlando to Wildwood , and a southward extension around Miami to Homestead, it was finished in 1974 add something


Sonny Carter - In 1974 he entered the U.S. Navy and completed flight surgeon school in Pensacola, Florida


Ronnie James Dio - Blackmore invited Ronnie, along with Gary Driscoll, to record 2 songs in Tampa Bay, Florida on December 12, 1974


L. Ron Hubbard - In October 1975, Hubbard moved into a hotel suite in Daytona Beach, Florida


L. Ron Hubbard - On December 5, 1975, Hubbard and his wife Mary Sue moved into a condominium complex in nearby Dunedin, Florida


Lars Onsager - He remained in Florida until his death from an aneurysm in Coral Gables, Florida in 1976


Aileen Wuornos - In 1976, Wuornos hitchhiked to Florida, where she met 69-year-old yacht club president Lewis Gratz Fell


It has disapproved casinos three times: 1978, 1986, and 1994 add something


Ted Bundy - Facing murder charges in Colorado, he engineered two dramatic escapes and committed multiple additional assaults, including three murders, before his ultimate recapture in Florida in 1978


River Phoenix - On December 10th, 1978, Summer Joy Bottom was born in Winter Park, Florida


In the 1980 United States census, the largest ancestry group reported in Florida was English with 2,232,514 Floridians claiming that they were of English or mostly English American ancestry add something


The center of population has moved less than to the east and approximately to the north between 1980 and 2010 and has been located in Polk County since the 1960 census add something


Jeb Bush - Following the 1980 presidential election, Bush and his family moved to Miami-Dade County, Florida


William S. Burroughs - In 1981, Billy Burroughs died in Florida


Evel Knievel - His last appearance with Robbie was in March 1981 in Hollywood, Florida , Florida


Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988 add something


In 1988, English was affirmed as the state's official language in the Florida Constitution add something


There were 800 federal corruption convictions from 1988 to 2007, more than any other state add something


River Phoenix - After completing his sixth feature film, Sidney Lumet's "Running on Empty" the family made their last move to Micanopy, Florida, near Gainesville, Florida, Florida in 1987


Ted Bundy - Ted Bundy died in the electric chair at Raiford Prison in Starke, Florida, on January 24, 1989


James Dobson - In May 1989, during an interview with John Tanner, a Republican Florida prosecutor, Dobson called for Bundy to be forgiven


Sonny Carter - The STS-33 crew launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, at night on November 22, 1989, aboard the Space Shuttle "Discovery"


Ross Perot - In Florida in 1990, retired financial planner Jack Gargan funded a series of "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore" newspaper advertisements denouncing the U.S. Congress for voting for legislative pay raises at a time when average wages nationwide were not increasing


The state of Florida has given professional sports franchises some subsidies in the form of tax breaks since 1991 add something


After the watershed events of Hurricane Andrew in 1992, the state of Florida began investing in economic development through the Office of Trade, Tourism, and Economic Development add something


River Phoenix - Tom Petty dedicated "Ballad of Easy Rider" to Phoenix when he played in his and Phoenix's hometown of Gainesville, Florida in November 1993


Jeb Bush - After narrowly losing a 1994 election for Governor of Florida against Lawton Chiles, Bush pursued policy and charitable interests


Joe Foss - Foss was inducted into the Naval Aviation Hall of Honor at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida, in 1994


Frank Abbandando - Lawrence, a mob associate, died of cancer on 25 March 1995 in North Miami Beach, Florida


Frank Abbandando - Frank Jr., a mob associate, was killed in 1996 in South Beach, Miami, Florida


Jeb Bush - In 1996, The Foundation For Florida's Future published a book that Bush had co-written, "Profiles in Character" , a clear parallel to John F. Kennedy's 1955 book "Profiles in Courage"


Anthony Zinni - His final tour was from August 1997 to September 2000 as the Commander in Chief, United States Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida


In 1998, Democratic voters dominated areas of the state with a high percentage of racial minorities and transplanted white liberals from the northeastern United States, known colloquially as "snowbirds" add something


Evel Knievel - In 1999, Knievel married his girlfriend, Krystal Kennedy of Clearwater, Florida, whom he began dating in 1992


Jeb Bush - After being vetoed by previous Governor Lawton Chiles, "Choose Life", a pro-life advocacy group based in Ocala, Florida, submitted a specialty license plate application, which passed both houses and Governor Bush signed it into law on June 8, 1999


In the closely contested 2000 election, the state played a pivotal role add something


Ralph Nader - A common claim is that Nader's candidacy acted as a spoiler in the 2000 U.S. presidential election, in which 537 votes gave George W. Bush a crucial and controversial victory in Florida


Ralph Nader - In the 2000 presidential election in Florida, George W. Bush defeated Al Gore by 537 votes


Ziad Jarrah - Jarrah arrived in the United States in June 2000, he trained at Florida Flight Training Center from June 2000 to January 2001, after relocating to Florida from New Jersey


Ramzi bin al-Shibh - In August 2000, Ziad Jarrah attempted to enroll bin al-Shibh in a Florida flight school


Ramzi bin al-Shibh - Bin al-Shibh sent money via wire transfer on September 25, 2000 to Marwan al-Shehhi in Florida


Marwan al-Shehhi - They both trained in Florida at Huffman Aviation, receiving their commercial pilot licenses in December 2000 from the FAA


Waleed al-Shehri - Five other suspected hijackers received duplicate Florida licenses in 2001


Ahmed al-Haznawi - Five other suspected hijackers received duplicate Florida licenses in 2001, and others had licenses from different states


Marwan al-Shehhi - When Atta returned to Florida, Shehhi left for Morocco, traveling to Casablanca in mid-January 2001


Ziad Jarrah - The Florida flight school where Jarrah had been studying said he was in school there until January 15, 2001


Jeb Bush - North Miami Beach Attorney Larry R. Fleurantin, a UF law student, on April 1, 2001, wrote an article in the Gainesville Sun challenging Florida Governor Jeb Bush's Talented 20 Plan, the educational component of "One Florida


Jeb Bush - In response to Attorney Fleurantin's article, on April 7, 2001, Gov. Jeb Bush wrote a column in the Gainesville Sun defending his "One Florida" policy


Ahmed al-Nami - He arrived in the United States in May 2001, on a tourist visa, where he would settle in Florida up until the attacks


Perry Como - Como died in his sleep on May 12, 2001, at his home in Jupiter Inlet Colony, Florida, six days before his eighty-ninth birthday


Waleed al-Shehri - On 19 May 2001, Shehri and Satam al-Suqami flew from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Freeport, Bahamas, Bahamas, where they had reservations at the Bahamas Princess Resort where Shehri and Suqami rented two cars, a black Buick Regal and a gray Ford Taurus


Ahmed al-Nami - He was one of 9 hijackers to open a SunTrust bank account with a cash deposit around June 2001, and on June 29 received either a Florida State Identification Card or Drivers License


Nawaf al-Hazmi - On June 25, 2001, Hazmi obtained a drivers' license in Florida, providing an address in Delray Beach, Florida, Florida, and he obtained a USA ID card on July 10


Saeed al-Ghamdi - Arriving in the U.S. on June 27, 2001 with Fayez Banihammad, Saeed shared an apartment with Ahmed al-Nami in Delray Beach, Florida


Ahmed al-Haznawi - On July 10 Haznawi obtained a Florida driver's license, later obtaining another copy on September 7, 2001 by filling out a change-of-address form


Ziad Jarrah - On September 7, 2001, Jarrah flew from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Newark


Ziad Jarrah - On September 7, 2001, all four of Flight 93 hijackers flew from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Newark International Airport aboard Spirit Airlines


Marwan al-Shehhi - On September 9, 2001, Shehhi flew from Florida to Boston , where he stayed at the Milner Hotel up until September 11


Aileen Wuornos - She was convicted and sentenced to death for seven of the murders and was executed by the State of Florida by lethal injection on October 9, 2002


Jeb Bush - In the closely watched Florida Governor's race that attracted national attention, Bush was re-elected in November 2002, becoming the first Republican in the state's history to be re-elected as Governor


In 2003, TSRI announced plans to establish a major science center in Palm Beach, a facility on , which TSRI planned to occupy in 2006 add something


It approved slot machines in Broward and Miami-Dade County in 2004 add something


It continued to support Republican presidential candidates through 2004, except in 1976 and 1996, when the Democratic nominee was from "the South" add something


Robin Givens - In January 2004, Givens critically injured an 89-year-old pedestrian, Maria Antonia Alcover, while driving an SUV through a Miami, Florida intersection


Jeb Bush - The law was ruled unconstitutional by the Florida Supreme Court on September 23, 2004


Sanford, in Greater Orlando, is the southern terminus of the Auto Train, which originates at Lorton, Virginia, south of Washington, D.C. Until 2005, Orlando was the eastern terminus of the Sunset Limited, which travels across the southern United States via New Orleans, Houston, and San Antonio to its western terminus of Los Angeles add something


Jeb Bush - On January 24, 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the case, thus allowing the Florida court's ruling to stand


Tom DeLay - On Palm Sunday weekend in March 2005, several days after the brain-damaged Florida woman's feeding tube was disconnected for the third time, the House met in emergency session to pass a bill allowing Schiavo's parents to petition a federal judge to review the removal of the feeding tube


Jeb Bush - In early October 2005, Bush attempted to strike a compromise with fellow Republicans that would allow offshore drilling in an area that stretches off Florida's coastline and give the state legislature the power to permit drilling closer to the state's coastlines


This Association reported that their member institutions served over 121,000 students in the fall of 2006 add something


Jeb Bush - Some speculated that Bush would run against Florida's Democratic senator, Bill Nelson, in the 2006 U.S. Senate election, but he did not; the Republican candidate was Katherine Harris, who lost to Nelson


Jeb Bush - While he is an advocate of capital punishment, Bush suspended all executions in Florida on December 15, 2006, after the execution of Ángel Nieves Díaz was seemingly botched


Jeb Bush - In January 2007, Bush became the first Republican Governor to ever win re-election in Florida and only the second Florida Governor to complete two full four-year terms in office, the first being Democrat Reubin O'Donovan Askew


Jeb Bush - In October 2007, he endorsed Rudy Giuliani for the 2008 Republican Presidential nomination, and supported the effort as chairman of "Florida Young Professionals for Rudy"


Evel Knievel - Evel Knievel died in Clearwater, Florida, on November 30, 2007, aged 69


In the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections, Barack Obama carried the state as a northern Democrat, attracting high voter turnout, especially among the young, Independents, and minority voters, of whom Hispanics comprise an increasingly large proportion add something


There were 186,102 military retirees living in the state in 2008 add something


Alex Rodriguez - On April 21, 2008, Cynthia gave birth to their second child, Ella Alexander, in Miami , Florida


A 2009 list of national housing markets that were hard hit in the real estate crash included a disproportionate number in Florida add something


A record 23 were killed in 2009, mainly by automobile collisions, leaving about 100 individuals in the wild add something


In 2009, there were 89,706 federal workers employed within the state add something


In the third quarter of 2009, there were 278,189 delinquent loans, 80,327 foreclosures add something


The early 21st-century building boom left Florida with 300,000 vacant homes in 2009, according to state figures add something


There were 2,7 million Medicaid patients in Florida in 2009 add something


Santiago Calatrava - On 16 June 2009, it was announced that Calatrava would be designing the first building of the new University of South Florida Polytechnic campus in Lakeland, Florida


As a result of the 2010 United States Census, Florida gained two House of Representative seats in 2012 add something


Drivers between 15 and 19 years of age averaged 364 car crashes a year per ten thousand licensed Florida drivers in 2010 add something


During the 2010 academic year, 312,216 students attended one of these twelve universities add something


In 2010, the center of population of Florida was located between Fort Meade and Frostproof add something


In 2010, the three largest denominations in Florida were the Catholic Church, the Southern Baptist Convention, and the United Methodist Church add something


In the 2010 elections, Republicans solidified their dominance statewide, by winning the governor's mansion, and maintaining firm majorities in both houses of the state legislature add something


The most common languages spoken in Florida as a first language in 2010 are: add something


The population of Florida in the 2010 census was 18,801,310 add something


With a population of more than 18 million, according to the 2010 census, Florida is the most populous state in the southeastern United States and the third-most populous in the United States add something


Leslie Nielsen - Pneumonia - In November 2010, Nielsen was admitted to Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with pneumonia


Petersburg Times", December 21, 2010 The legislature's redistricting, announced in 2012, was quickly challenged in court, on the grounds that it had unfairly benefited Republican interests add something


Chief Executive Magazine named Florida the third "Best State for Business" in 2011 add something


Floridians consumed 21 million gallons of gasoline daily in 2011, ranking it third in national use behind California and Texas add something


In 2011, there were about 9,000 retail gas stations in the state add something


The busiest Amtrak train stations in Florida in 2011 were: Sanford , Orlando , Tampa Union Station , Miami , and Jacksonville add something


In 2012, government of all levels was a top employer in all counties in the state, because this classification includes public school teachers and other school staff add something


In 2012, there were about one million American alligators and 1,500 crocodiles add something


The legislature issued revised congressional districts in 2012, which were immediately challenged in court by supporters of the above amendments add something


The political make-up of congressional and legislative districts has enabled Republicans to control the governorship and most statewide elective offices, and 17 of the state's 27 seats in the 2012 House of Representatives add something


Amar'e Stoudemire - In the early morning hours of February 6, 2012, Stoudemire's older brother, Hazell, was killed in a car accident in Polk County, Florida


Florida was the seventh fastest-growing state in the U.S. in the 12-month period ending July 1, 2012 add something


Florida's many state parks and protected areas receive a lot of visitors as well with 25,2 million visitors visiting Florida State Parks in 2013 add something


In 2013, Florida refused to participate in providing coverage for the uninsured under the Affordable Care Act, popularly called Obamacare add something


" Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida, 2013 add something


The Pew Research Center survey in 2014 gave the following religious makeup of Florida: add something


The court ruled in 2014, after lengthy testimony, that at least two districts had to be redrawn because of gerrymandering add something


" Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida, 2014 add something


Santiago Calatrava - The university is now Florida Polytechnic University scheduled to open in August 2014


The population exceeded 19,7 million by December 2014, surpassing the population of the state of New York for the first time add something


Antonia Novello - As of December 31, 2014, Novello retired from her position as an Executive Director of Public Health Policy at Florida Hospital - Orlando


After this was appealed, in July 2015 the Florida Supreme Court ruled that lawmakers had followed an illegal and unconstitutional process overly influenced by party operatives, and ruled that at least eight districts had to be redrawn add something


In 2015, the Florida Supreme Court ruled on appeal that the congressional districts had to be redrawn because of the legislature's violation of the Fair District Amendments to the state constitution passed in 2010; it accepted a new map in early December 2015 add something


Tourism makes up one of the largest sectors of the state economy, with nearly 1,4 million people employed in the tourism industry in 2016 add something


In 2017, Florida became the United States' eighth largest exporter of trade goods add something


In 2017, Florida became the United States' tenth largest importer of trade goods add something


After Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in September 2017, a large population of Puerto Ricans began moving to Florida to escape the widespread destruction add something


Florida overall was ranked the 7th best state in America for educating students at all levels by "U.S. News & World Report" in 2018 add something


In 2018, there were more than 427,824 millionaires in the state, the fourth highest state in the nation add something


Many beach towns are popular tourist destinations, particularly during winter and spring break, although activist David Hogg has called for a statewide boycott in 2018 unless state legislators pass substantive gun reform add something


The Florida population was 21,299,325 residents or people according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2018 Population Estimates Program add something


It partially opened for passenger service between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach on January 13, 2018, as the only privately owned and operated passenger railroad in the United States add something


Jordan McPherson, February 24, 2018, Miami Herald, ://www add something


Carl Hiaasen - His newest, "Squirm," which is set in Florida and Montana, was published in September 2018