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Daytona Beach, FL

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.ci.daytona-beach.fl.us/

Population:
64112 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1870

County:
Volusia County

Founded 1870 by Mathias Day.

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Daytona State College
1957
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
1925
Bethune-Cookman University
1904

MUSEUM

MuseumFounded
Museum of Arts and Sciences Daytona Beach
1955

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
NASCAR
1948

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Vince Carter
Basketball
26-Jan-1977   Dallas Mavericks dunker
Brian France
Auto Racing
2-Aug-1962   Chairman and CEO of NASCAR
Kenneth C. Griffin
Business
c. 1969   Citadel Investment Group
Lee H. Hamilton
Politician
20-Apr-1931   9/11 Commission vice chairman
Bob Ross
TV Personality
29-Oct-1942 4-Jul-1995 The Joy of Painting
T. K. Wetherell
Politician
22-Dec-1945   President, Florida State University
Robert Wright
Songwriter
25-Sep-1914 27-Jul-2005 Kismet

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Mary McLeod Bethune
Educator
10-Jul-1875 18-May-1955 Black activist and educator
Shirley Chisholm
Politician
30-Nov-1924 1-Jan-2005 First black woman elected to US House
Bill France, Jr.
Auto Racing
4-Apr-1933 4-Jun-2007 CEO of NASCAR, 1972-2003
Nap Lajoie
Baseball
5-Sep-1874 7-Feb-1959 MLB Hall of Famer
Walter M. Miller, Jr.
Novelist
23-Jan-1923 9-Jan-1996 A Canticle for Leibowitz



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