Parents in Polk County in the U.S. state of Florida protest against their children having their irises scanned by authorities without permission by schools. The EyeSwipe-Nano program is temporarily suspended.
A small Pilatus PC-12-47 aircraft crashes in a remote rural area of Florida in the Tiger Creek Swamp area near Lake Wales, Florida, southeast of Lakeland, Florida in the central portion of the state. The airplane began to break up at around 26,000 feet in southeastern Polk County, Florida.
NASA's Space Shuttle "Endeavour" successfully launches from the Kennedy Space Center in the U.S. state of Florida on its final mission. [http:--www.space.com-11677-nasa-shuttle-launch-endeavour-final-mission-sts-134-liftoff.html (Space.com)], [http:--www.ajc.com-news-nation-world-nasa-clears-space-shuttle-945979.html (AP via "Atlanta Journal-Constitution")]date=August 2019
5 male teenagers from Little Haiti, Miami, in the U.S. state of Florida are killed by carbon monoxide poisoning in a motel room after fumes from a car kept idling overnight vent up a staircase into their room.