January 22

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  • 1782 – At the urging of Don Gilberto Antonio de St. Maxent, and hoping to undercut the British and American smuggling trade, Spain relaxes trade restrictions at Pensacola and other colonies, granting a 10-year license to trade with French ports.[1]
  • 1862Civil War: Confederate General Samuel Jones is appointed to command the Department of which Pensacola was headquarters.[2]
  • 1977 - Former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion George Foreman defeats Pedro Agosto at the municipal auditorium.
  • 1983 - Rock bands Steel Breeze and Excalibur perform at The Barrels night club on Navy Blvd.
  • 1985 - Country music band Alabama performs at the civic center.
  • 1999 – Attorney Fred Levin is named an honorary chief of Ghana for his representation of Ghanaian boxer Ike Quartey.
  • 1994 - Rock band RUSH performs at the civic center.
  • 2004 – The Pensacola City Council votes to demolish Bayfront Auditorium, with tentative plans to build a new municipal auditorium as part of the Festival Park project on the Trillium property.


  1. David J. Weber. The Spanish Frontier in North America. Yale University Press, 1994. (According to the author, Spain's plan to curtail smuggling "failed dismally.")
  2. Samuel Jones. The Siege of Charleston and the Operations on the South Atlantic Coast in the War Amoung the States. The Neale Publishing Company, 1911.