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- 1699 – First Spanish period: French ships under Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville leave Spanish-occupied Pensacola Bay, going westward to found French Louisiana.
- 1858 – The Selma & Gulf Railroad Company is incorporated.
- 1871 – A joint resolution of Congress grants the Pensacola & Barrancas Railroad Company an easement through the Navy Yard reservation.
- 1903 – Five tons of condemned dynamite are detonated near Fort Pickens, about a mile away from the battery. The resulting explosion created a hole "large enough to hide a house" on the beach and was felt across Pensacola Bay in the city, cracking plaster and shattering windows.
- 1979 - Rock musicians Boston and Sammy Hagar performed at the Mobile Municipal Auditorium.
- 2001 – A special municipal election is held in the City of Pensacola.
- Kincaid A. Herr. The Louisville & Nashville Railroad, 1850-1963. University Press of Kentucky, 2000.
- United States Military Reservations, National Cemeteries, and Military Parks, 1916.
- "Dynamite shook Pensacola." New York Times, January 31, 1903.
In 1995 The Baker Quintuplets were born, the first in the state of Florida.