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1862 Yellow fever raged over the month, killing 20 members of the 90th New York Regiment. Another 27 men died in the Marine Hospital.
1924Marie Jane Pinder, familiarly known as "Aunt Jennie," died at the age of 112 years. She had made her home in Key West for the previous 70 years.
1930 Orders were received to begin the retrenchment of the Navy Yard, which resulted in about 80 men losing their jobs.
1931 Key West firefighters walked off the job, leaving Firehouse No. 1 with only Chief Pinder. Firehouse No. 2, which was paid by the county, was still manned. The firefighters walked out because they had not been paid and the City Commission could not tell them when they might be.
1933 A tropical storm passed south of Key West near Havana, Cuba, with little damage from the 50 to 60 mph winds.
1959 The County Commission voted to ask the State Road Department to allocate $25,000 for a survey to determine the feasibly of the construction of a highway from Big Pine Key to Cape Sable on the southwest coast of Florida.
1976 President Gerald Ford signed papers transferring Fort Zachary Taylor to the state of Florida.