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Famous news events as seen on the front page of The Miami Herald.
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Miami Herald history
Landmarks in the history of The Miami Herald newspaper. Frank Stoneman published the first edition of The Miami Evening Record on September 15, 1903. It merged with The Miami Morning News, with the first edition of The Miami Morning News Record appearing on December 2, 1907. The last edition would be November 30, 1910 when it was replaced by a new newspaper, The Miami Herald. The Miami Herald continued to be printed in Miami until May, 2013, when its printing plant and office moved to Doral.
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War and remembrance, 1943
Ben Grenald helped recapture eight German POWs after a daring escape attempt into New York's Hudson River. Grenald went on to marry his sweetheart, Selma.
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Supreme Court declines to hear Cuban 5 appeal
A Cuban spy case that embodied lingering Cold War tensions between the United States and the island nation died in the U.S. Supreme Court June 15, 2009. The justices, without elaboration, chose not to hear the final appeal of the so-called Cuban Five. U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Miami, welcomed the Supreme Court's decision not to hear the case during a news conference.
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Hijacked Cuban ship sailed to freedom in Miami in 1980
Sixty-six hungry, tired and tearful Cubans rode a leaky freedom ship through nine-foot seas to land in Miami Beach and were immediately granted conditional political asylum by U.S. officials. "I'm crying for happiness because I'm free," Mercedes Hurtado shouted to reporters as the Cinco de Diciembre docked.
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Hot Shoppes was where the boys were, in 1965
In 1965 Hot Shoppes on South Dixie Highway was like any other restaurant until about 9:30 p.m. Then the teenagers would start to arrive. A girl doesn't press a pair of slacks, brush her hair to a smooth sheen, spend 30 minutes coaxing another girl to go with her to Hot Shoppes to eat onion rings.
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Remembering the Brothers to the Rescue victims, 2013
Families, friends and students of Florida International University held a vigil at the school Feb. 25, 2013 in memory of the crew of the Brothers to the Rescue planes shot down by Cuba on February 24, 1996. Killed in that attack were Armando Alejandre, Jr., Mario de la Peņa, Carlos Costa and Pablo Morales.
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Armed exiles sink Cuban patrol boat, 1962
"The incredible scatter-gun battle against Cuba by small bands of war-bent revolutionaries crescendoed Sunday afternoon after a sea clash that sank a Cuban patrol boat and brought two wounded prisoners to Miami," the Miami Herald reported in October, 1962.
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Spring Break 1961: Hijinks on Fort Lauderdale Beach
A burly kid with plaid shirt and white shorts dangles from a light pole high above Las Olas Boulevard and Fort Lauderdale beach. Several cops and a crowd of onlookers crane their necks to stare at him. It's March 27, 1961. America is abuzz about a new movie in theaters called "Where the Boys Are." A local newspaper photographer, Gene Hyde, is snapping pictures. George "Buddy" Dalluge, a 22-year-old college kid from Minnesota, is about to become very famous. His acrobatic antics would heighten the fascination of Fort Lauderdale as a spring break destination for generations to come of young people from around the country.
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SS St. Louis sailed in doomed attempt to escape Nazis
Miami Herald newspaper coverage of the ocean liner St. Louis and its passengers, refugees from Nazi Germany. The refugees were not allowed to disembark in Havana, Cuba and the ship was ordered to leave the territorial waters of Cuba. The United States did not provide refuge for the passengers and the ship did not land in Miami. Although some passengers did get off in Cuba most returned with the ship to Europe, docking at Antwerp, Belgium. Hundreds of St. Louis passengers probably died in the Holocaust.