In today's episode of This Day in Miami History, we break format a bit. A momentous event in the history of the United States is taking place in Miami today, as former President Donald J. Trump is being arraigned on federal charges. We use today’s occasion to draw parallels to the past, when on January 4, 1990, former Panamanian “Maximum Leader” Manuel Noriega was arraigned on federal charges after he was captured and arrested during Operation Just Cause in 1990.

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In today's episode of This Day in Miami History, we take a look back at the opening of Miami News Tower, which we now know as Freedom Tower. This iconic structure has a fascinating backstory, and we explore it with Dr. Paul S. George, resident historian at HistoryMiami.

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In today's episode of This Day in Miami History, we break format a bit. A momentous event in the history of the United States is taking place in Miami today, as former President Donald J. Trump is being arraigned on federal charges. We use today’s occasion to draw parallels to the past, when on January 4, 1990, former Panamanian “Maximum Leader” Manuel Noriega was arraigned on federal charges after he was captured and arrested during Operation Just Cause in 1990.

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In today's episode of This Day in Miami History, we discuss Barbara Baer Capitman, who was critical in preserving Miami Beach's Art Deco architecture. We talk with Daniel Ciraldo, Executive Director of the Miami Design Preservation League (the group Capitman founded) about the history of the work and current threats to historic preservation.

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In today's episode of This Day in Miami History, we discuss the Peruvian Havana Embassy Crisis of 1980, which began on April 1 and eventually led to the Mariel Boatlift. Matthew talks with Andrew Beck Grace, a co-host of NPR's "White Lies" podcast. Season 2 of that podcast focuses on Mariel and its significant aftereffects.

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In today's episode of This Day in Miami History, we discuss the fallout of the 1997 City of Miami mayoral election, an election that was completely invalidated due to massive absentee ballot fraud. Xavier Suarez won a runoff that never should have happened, and Joe Carollo returned to the mayor's office only after judicial intervention.

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