- 1698 – A Spanish royal cédula reaches Mexico with orders to occupy Pensacola Bay and establish a colony there.
- 1814 – The U.S. War Department orders Andrew Jackson to occupy Spanish Pensacola.
- 1846 – Augustus E. Maxwell takes office as Attorney General of Florida.
- 1988 - Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd performs at the civic center.
- 2003 – President George W. Bush nominates Casey Rodgers to the federal bench.