1857 – Napoleon Bonaparte Broward was born on a farm in Duval County on April 19th. American democratic politician.
1869 – After losing both parents when he was twelve years old, he worked in a logging camp and as a farm hand, steamboat roustabout, steamboat pilot, and owner of a steam tug.
1898 – He earned a statewide reputation using this tug, The Three Friends, to smuggle guns to Cuban revolutionaries prior to the Spanish-American War.
1901-1904 – Broward was elected sheriff of Duval County, and served on the Jacksonville city council, in the House of Representatives, and on the state board of health.
1908 – An unsuccessful candidate for the U.S. Senate while governor, but won the office two years later.
1910 – He died in Jacksonville on October 1st, before taking office.