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- 1719 – French Pensacola: For the second time that year, the Spanish garrison at Presidio Santa María de Galve surrendered to a French attack.
- 1912 – An L&N train robbery took place sometime in the night between Pensacola and Flomaton, during which the culprits replaced $70,000 in express packages with magazine paper.
- 1984 - The final business day of Franco's Lounge, located near the corner of 9th Avenue and Bayou Boulevard. For over five years, Franco's had been Pensacola's foremost, live entertainment venue.
- 2002 – Willie Junior pleaded no contest to political corruption charges and agrees to testify against fellow Escambia County Commissioner W. D. Childers.