Sept. 18, 1565 Heading to Fort Caroline Pedro Menendez leads 500 soldiers from St. Augustine to attack the French stronghold of Fort Caroline. Spanish troops approach the French fort under cover of a tropical storm.
Countdown to the 450th Sept. 17, 1907 Heavy-feed electric cable is being stretched across the bridge to the island. Power will be delivered to a wireless station near lighthouse and to South Beach plant. 450th News and Events