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Gainesville, FL

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.cityofgainesville.org/

Population:
95447 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1853

County:
Alachua County

Founded 1853 as the new seat of Alachua County, the city is named for General Edmund Gaines (commander in the Seminole War.)

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Buchholz High School, Gainesville, FL
1973
Santa Fe College
1966
University of Florida
1853

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Laura Baugh
Golf
31-May-1955   Out of the Rough
Gus Bilirakis
Politician
8-Feb-1963   Congressman, Florida 9th
Merritt Butrick
Actor
3-Sep-1959 17-Mar-1989 Johnny Slash on Square Pegs
Brittany Daniel
Actor
17-Mar-1976   Jessica on Sweet Valley High
Don Felder
Guitarist
21-Sep-1947   Former Guitarist for The Eagles
Gregory J. Hobbs, Jr.
Judge
15-Dec-1944   Justice, Colorado Supreme Court
Tom Petty
Musician
20-Oct-1950   Don't Come Around Here No More
Scott Ritter
Government
15-Jul-1961   UNSCOM weapons inspector 1991-98
Maya Rudolph
Actor
27-Jul-1972   Saturday Night Live
Robert Scales
Military
5-Aug-1944   Military analyst

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Harry Crews
Novelist
7-Jun-1935 28-Mar-2012 The Gospel Singer
Daniel C. Drucker
Engineer
1918 25-Aug-2001 Drucker's stability postulate
Marvin Harris
Anthropologist
18-Aug-1927 25-Oct-2001 Anthropological historian
Charley E. Johns
Politician
27-Feb-1905 23-Jan-1990 Governor of Florida, 1953-55
William M. Rountree
Diplomat
28-Mar-1917 1995 US Ambassador to Brazil, 1970-73
Wilbur Scoville
Chemist
22-Jan-1865 10-Mar-1942 Scoville heat units



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