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- 1823 – The final issue of The Floridian was published by John Fitzgerald & Company.
- 1826 – The Pensacola Lighthouse was lighted for the first time.
- 1974 – Black motorist Wendel Blackwell was killed at point-blank range by Escambia County Sheriff's Deputy Doug Raines, leading to a riot early the next year.