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Miami, Florida
Miami is a city located on the Atlantic coast in southeastern Florida and the county seat of Miami-Dade County, the most populous county in Florida and the eighth-most populous county in the United States with a population of 2,500,625...
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1896
7.28.1896
The city of Miami, Florida is incorporated.
1924
2.17.1924
In Miami, Florida, Johnny Weissmuller sets a new world record in the 100-yard freestyle swimming competition with a time of 52frac 2 seconds.
1933
2.15.1933
In Miami, Florida, Giuseppe Zangara attempts to assassinate President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt, but instead shoots Chicago, Illinois Mayor Anton J. Cermak, who dies of his wounds on March 6, 1933.
1943
1.14.1943
World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt becomes the first President of the United States to travel via airplane while in office when he travels from Miami, Florida to Morocco to meet with Winston Churchill.
1954
12.4.1954
The first Burger King is opened in Miami, Florida, United States
1977
1.19.1977
Snow falls in Miami, Florida. This is the only time in the history of the city that snow has fallen. It also fell in the Bahamas.
1979
7.17.1979
Nicaraguan president General Anastasio Somoza Debayle resigns and flees to Miami, Florida.
1992
7.10.1992
In Miami, Florida, former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega is sentenced to 40 years in prison for drug and racketeering violations.
1996
5.11.1996
After the aircraft's departure from Miami, Florida, a fire started by improperly handled oxygen canisters in the cargo hold of Atlanta-bound ValuJet Flight 592 causes the Douglas DC-9 to crash in the Florida Everglades killing all 110 on board.
1997
7.15.1997
In Miami, Florida, serial killer Andrew Phillip Cunanan guns down Gianni Versace outside his home.
1998
5.21.1998
In Miami, Florida, five abortion clinics are hit by a butyric acid attacker.
2000
4.22.2000
In a pre-dawn raid, federal agents seize six-year-old Elián González from his relatives' home in Miami, Florida.