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Cape Canaveral vs. Cape Kennedy

Hollie Newton • Dec 11, 2013 at 7:30 AM

50 years ago, 1963: The city of Cape Canaveral and the Greater Cocoa Chamber of Commerce did not like the idea of renaming their cape on Florida's east coast to Cape Kennedy. The town council and chamber adopted resolutions opposing the name change and sent copies to the president, Florida's congressional delegates, and Gov. Farris Bryant.

25 years ago, 1988: Five armed Soviet hijackers who traded a bus load of children for $2 million in U.S. cash and an airplane ordered the craft to Israel and surrendered minutes after landing, officials said.

10 years ago, 2003: Sandusky received a $3 million grant from the Clean Ohio Fund to develop its blighted waterfront. The grant money meant the city could proceed with its proposed Paper District project of combined condominiums, retail and marina.

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