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From Pensapedia, the Pensacola encyclopedia
- 1699 – First Spanish period: French ships under Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville left Spanish-occupied Pensacola Bay, going westward to found French Louisiana.
- 1871 – A joint resolution of Congress granted the Pensacola & Barrancas Railroad Company an easement through the Navy Yard reservation.
- 1903 – Five tons of condemned dynamite were detonated near Fort Pickens, about a mile away from the battery. The resulting explosion created a hole "large enough to hide a house" on the beach and was felt across Pensacola Bay in the city, cracking plaster and shattering windows.