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From Pensapedia, the Pensacola encyclopedia
- 1976 – Following a string of racial violence, the Escambia County School Board ruled it could decide the nickname of Escambia High's sports mascot. Hours later, seven crosses were burned in front of black churches, the SCLC offices, the WEAR studios and the home of WEAR reporter Ken Larson.
- 2004 – The Pensacola News Journal launched its Pelicans in Paradise outdoor art project.
- 2005 – The Pensacola City Council voted 9-1 (with Marty Donovan opposing) to move forward with the Community Maritime Park proposal.
- 2008 – The ECHL terminated the Pensacola Ice Pilots' membership in the league, citing owner Mario Forgione's decision not to field a team for the 2008-09 season.