This Day in History

Posted: Friday, January 12, 2007

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• In 1939, the Territorial Board of the Budget recommended to the Legislature a $4 million, two-year budget, which was less than the expected revenues of $4.2 million.

• In 1943, the Amchitka Army post was activated with 101 officers and 1844 enlisted men.

• In 1969, a new state ferry was named for the late Sen. E.L. "Bob" Bartlett.

• In 1979, Gov. Jay Hammond and Lt. Gov. Terry Miller were inaugurated in Juneau. (They were officially sworn in in December.) A U.S. District judge dismissed a suit filed against the U.S. Government by an Alaskan Eskimo over whaling quotas.

In the nation

• In 1773, the first public museum in America was established, in Charleston, S.C.

• In 1915, the U.S. House of Representatives rejected a proposal to give women the right to vote.

• In 1932, Hattie W. Caraway became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate.

• In 1942, President Roosevelt re-established the National War Labor Board.

• In 1948, the Supreme Court ruled that states could not discriminate against law-school applicants because of race.

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