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- 1814 – War of 1812: Andrew Jackson arrives in Mobile and requests the 2,500-man Tennessee militia be sent to defend against British forces at Spanish Pensacola.
- 1962 – Desegregation: Twenty-one black students begin classes at nine previously all-white schools in the Escambia County School District.
- 1985 - Pop / rock musician Barry Manilow performs at the Pensacola Civic Center.
- 2008 – The ACLU announces a lawsuit against the Santa Rosa County School District alleging that school officials (specifically Superintendent John Rogers and Pace High School Principal Frank Lay) had "used their government positions … to persistently and pervasively promote their personal religious beliefs in the public schools and at school events."