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- 1821 – The first issue of The Floridian was published by George Tunstall and Cary Nicholas.
- 1982 – Former State Representative R. W. "Smokey" Peaden was convicted on five counts of cocaine possession and transportation.
- 2005 – Mario Forgione purchased the Pensacola Ice Pilots from Tim Kerr.
- 2007 – Lee Shortt died of decompression sickness while diving at the USS Oriskany artificial reef.