Today in History
Cary Grant as a Naval officer during the filming of Operation Petticoat in Key West in 1959. Photo from Universal Pictures.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

1822: In Havana, John W. Simonton, of Mobile, purchased from Juan Pablo Salas his right, title and interest in the island of Key West for the sum of $2,000. Mr. Salas had acquired the island in a land grant from the Spanish Governor of Florida in 1815.

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary....

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