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- 1931 – Cartoonist Eddie Collins created the "Jay Gosling" mascot of Naval Air Station Pensacola.
- 1983 – Roger Vinson was confirmed by the Senate to the U.S. District Court bench.
- 2001 – Soccer complex corruption scandal: Escambia County Commissioner Willie Junior proposed, as an add-on agenda item, to negotiate a purchase price for the Pensacola Soccer Complex.
- 2007 – The Pensacola News Journal revealed that Escambia County School Board member Jeff Bergosh was the pnj.com user "Godzilla" responsible for several controversial comments related to the school district.