Florida Timeline

Events

Juan Ponce de Leon lands in Saint Augustine. He names the area Florida

1513

The 1st permanent settlement in FL (Saint Augustine)

1565

English destroys the Spanish missions

1702 - 1704

English General (James Oglethorpe) invades St. Augustine

1740

first Seminole war

1817 - 1818

Tallahassee becomes capital of Florida

1824

Florida becomes the 27th state

1845

Florida secedes from the Union and joins the Confederacy

1861

WDAE became Florida's 1st Radio station

1922

Walt Disney died

1966

Walt Disney World opens near Orlando

1971

Museum of Florida History opened

1977

Hurricane Andrew strikes Florida

1992

presidential election put world focus on Florida

2000

500th anniversary of Ponce de Leon's arrival in FL

2013