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- 1821 – U.S. General Andrew Jackson accepts the transfer of Spanish West Florida to the United States in Plaza Ferdinand VII and installs a provisional capital in Pensacola.
- 1833 – Emory Fiske Skinner was born.
- 1852 – Mary Ella Brent was born.
- 1907 – Pensacola Fire Chief John Baker died.
- 1928 – Escambia County Sheriff Bill Davis was born.