Timeline of Miami

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The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Miami in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States.


19th century

20th century


Seybold Building in Miami, Florida build in 1921 first phase Seybold Jewelry Building.jpg
Seybold Building in Miami, Florida build in 1921 first phase




21st century



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Published in the 20th century



  • Helen Muir, Miami, U. S. A. (New York, 1953)
  • Ruby Leach Carson, "Miami: 1896 to 1900", Tequesta, XVI (1956)
  • James E. Buchanan (1978), Howard B. Furer (ed.), Miami: a chronological & documentary history, 1513-1977, American Cities Chronology Series, Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.: Oceana Publications, ISBN   0379006162
  • Paul S. George, "Colored Town: Miami's Black Community, 1896–1930", Florida Historical Quarterly (April 1978)


Published in the 21st century

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