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- 1859 – The Pensacola Lighthouse is lit for the first time.
- 1862 – Civil War: Confederate forces at Fort McRee and Fort Barrancas exchange heavy cannon fire with Union-held Fort Pickens.
- 1953 – Trader Jon's is founded by Martin "Trader Jon" Weissman and his wife Jackii.
- 1971 - Rock band ZZ Top performs at the municipal auditorium.
- 1982 - Rock bands ZZ Top and Grand Funk perform at the Mobile Municipal Auditorium.
- 1992 – Robert Koncar begins his tenure as Escambia County Administrator.