May 17

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  • 1775 – The American Continental Congress orders all trade with British West Florida stopped.
  • 1856 – An act by the state legislature provides land grants to various railroads in Florida.
  • 1865Civil War: Confederate troops in Florida surrender.
  • 1970 - Pop music family The Cowsills perform at the municipal auditorium.
  • 2007Hugh King enters a written waiver of not guilty on one charge of cocaine possession, requesting a jury trial.