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- 1828 – Thomas Eastin published the first issue of the Florida Argus.
- 1891 – The Confederate monument at Lee Square was dedicated in a grand ceremony attended by thousands of visitors from around the state.
- 2005 – The defunct Goofy Golf property on Navy Boulevard was purchased by Jeremy Marsh, whose Daily Grind Internet café was severely damaged in Hurricane Ivan.
- 2008 – Theo Baars, Jr. died.