in 1539 hernando desoto spanish governor of cuba landed at tampa bay with men animals and equipment as he prep
#OTD in 1539, Hernando DeSoto, Spanish governor of Cuba, landed at Tampa Bay with men, animals, and equipment as he prepared to scout the southeast in search of gold and valuables. Here's some background on DeSoto from the @NationalParkService:
in 1893 the tampa street railway company the ybor city line electrified its lines and put trolley cars in oper
#OTD in 1893, the Tampa Street Railway Company (The Ybor City line) electrified its lines and put trolley cars in operation for the first time. Before then, the company used a steam-powered scar, pictured here.
in 1969 singer janis joplin was arrested following her concert at curtis hixon hall for screaming obscenities
#OTD in 1969, singer Janis Joplin was arrested following her concert at Curtis Hixon Hall for screaming obscenities at a policeman. She was allowed to finish her performance before being cuffed. Charges were later dropped.