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- 1780 – A Spanish invasion force led by Bernardo de Gálvez departed Havana for British Pensacola, but was scattered by a hurricane in the gulf.
- 1829 – Christ Church Parish was incorporated by Florida governor William P. Duval.
- 2007 – Escambia County Sheriff's deputy James Sullivan was sentenced to probation and community service for destroying videotape evidence.