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- 1842 – Daniel Gonzalez Brent was born.
- 1861 – Fort Pickens received supplies and troop reinforcements from the USS Powhatan. Confederate Brigadier General Braxton E. Bragg imposed martial law in Pensacola, stopping all trade and communications with the Union-held fortress.
- 2004 – Cooper Yates died.
- 2007 – The new Krispy Kreme store at 9th Avenue and Cervantes Street opened.