Memorial Day in Miami

Memorial Day was established in 1868 to honor Civil War soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice. Originally called Decoration Day, for the tradition of decorating graves of the fallen with flowers, it became a national holiday in 1971, observed annually on the last Monday in May. Take a look at how Miami has commemorated our […]

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Burdines: The Florida Store

Long before the days of giant suburban malls, smack in the middle of downtown Miami, there was Burdines.  The roots of the grand department store are modest. The first store opened by William Burdine, a retired Confederate army officer,and his partner, Henry Payne, was a dry goods store in Bartow, Fla. By 1912, Burdines moved […]

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President Reagan visits Little Havana | May 20, 1983

El numero uno. Campeon de la libertad. Viva Reagan. A crowd shouted as President Reagan arrived in Little Havana. He was preceded by 10 motorcycle policemen, two Florida Highway Patrol cars with blue lights flashing and a limousine packed with Secret Service agents. For half an afternoon, the President drew adoring crowds, ate Cuban food, […]

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Miami bike scene

Miami, with its flat terrain and year-round warm weather, has the makings of a cycling friendly location. Of course, there’s also the heinous traffic,  lack of bike lanes and laws to protect cyclists. Take a look at a few of Miami’s early riders.

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May 12, 1997: Tornado rips its way through Miami

A towering tornado ripped its way through the middle of Miami, Biscayne Bay and Miami Beach right after lunch on May 12, 1997, smashing cars and windows, tossing trees skyward and scaring the dickens out of thousands of people who were transfixed by the uncanny sight. After forming in the Miami neighborhood of Shenandoah at […]

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ValuJet Flight 592

ValuJet Flight 592 plunged into the everglades 11 minutes after takeoff on May 11, 1996. It was on its way to Atlanta when a fire broke out. It tried to turn around and return to Miami International Airport, but it crashed about 12 miles short. All 110 aboard the aircraft perished. The NTSB found that the […]

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Bob Marley: Reggae music king dies in Miami

Jamaican Reggae music king, Bob Marley, a soft-spoken man who belonged to the Rastafarian faith, died of cancer on May 11, 1981, at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Miami. He was an almost Messianic figure in the Caribbean, West Africa, and Europe. The first superstar from the Third World. The photo below was taken on […]

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Meyer Lansky: Mafia boss spends his final years in Miami Beach

Meyer Lansky, gray eminence of organized crime, died of lung cancer at Mount Sinai Hospital in Miami Beach, in 1983. By popular belief, never proved legally, Lansky taught the Mafia’s crude leadership of the 1920s and 1930s, showing them the subtleties of financial manipulation, concealment and investment of the proceeds of bootlegging and gambling. Publicly, […]

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Gary Hart: The sex scandal that changed American politics

May 3, 1987 Miami woman is linked to Hart By JIM McGEE and TOM FIEDLER Gary Hart, the Democratic presidential candidate who has dismissed allegations of womanizing, spent Friday night and most of Saturday in his Capitol Hill townhouse with a young woman who flew from Miami and met him. Hart denied any impropriety. Hart, 50, […]

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