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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.
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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.