Miami, Florida Becomes Part of the United States

July 28, 1896

Originally inhabited by the Tequesta tribe and later claimed by the Spanish in 1566, Miami is finally incorporated into the United States in 1896.┬áMiami holds the distinction of being the only major city in the United States conceived by a … Continue reading

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The First Checker Taxi

June 18, 1923

The first checker taxicab begins operations. Formed in 1922, the Checker Motors Corporation designed, produced and operated its line of taxicabs up until January 2009 when it declared bankruptcy. The Checker taxi and especially the final version, the yellow A8/Marathon, … Continue reading

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