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Florida celebrating 500th birthday

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(WFLX) - This week, Florida is celebrating a major milestone: Its 500th birthday!

Juan Ponce de Leon landed on the east coast of a piece of land he called 'La Florida' on April 2, 1513.

St. Augustine was founded two years later making it the country's oldest city.

Hundreds of events are scheduled over the next year to help vistiors and residents learn more about Florida's history.

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