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From Pensapedia, the Pensacola encyclopedia
- 1814 – Capture of Pensacola: As Andrew Jackson secured the Spanish city, British forces retreated from Fort San Carlos de Barrancas, detonating the harbor defenses.
- 1826 – The Navy issued its first contract to area businessmen for lumber to be used in the construction of the Navy Yard.
- 1988 – Referendum on the annexation of two areas, one of which (including Cordova Mall and some nearby acreage) was approved by voters.
- 2002 – Ballinger Publishing purchased part of Burchell Publishing & Printing.