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- 1926 – A hurricane makes landfall near Pensacola.
- 1949 – Washington Junior College is established as the first state-supported junior college for African-Americans.
- 1987 - Rock band Starship performs at the civic center.
- 1996 - Rock / pop bands Styx and Kansas performed at the civic center.
- 2007 – Escambia County Administrator George Touart steps down amidst criticism of his personal business dealings. The Florida Supreme Court rules for the plaintiff in Strand v. Escambia County, declaring the Southwest Escambia Improvement District unconstitutional.
- 2017 - Post-punk era rock musicians Green Day perform at The Wharf Amphitheater in Orange Beach.