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In 1925, Gov. Scott C. Bone moved the Alaska Executive Offices from the old Mission Building to the Goldstein Building in Juneau.
In 1956, the fish house of the Juneau Cold Storage was destroyed by fire.
In 1958, in a meeting at Petersburg, the Southeast Alaska Conference was formed as a permanent organization.
In 1969, unsubstantiated rumors surfaced of clairvoyant Jeanne Dixon's prediction that a gigantic earthquake would strike Alaska, causing the Kenai Peninsula to slide into the water. She never made such a prediction.
In the nation
In 1706, Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston.
In 1893, the 19th president of the United States, Rutherford B. Hayes, died in Fremont, Ohio, at age 70.
In 1955, the submarine USS Nautilus made its first nuclear-powered test run from its berth in Groton, Conn.
In 1961, in his farewell address, President Eisenhower warned against the rise of "the military-industrial complex."
In 1977, convicted murderer Gary Gilmore, 36, was shot by a firing squad at Utah State Prison in the first U.S. execution in a decade.
In 1984, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the private use of home video cassette recorders to tape television programs did not violate federal copyright laws.
In 1994, a 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck Southern California, killing at least 61 people and causing $20 billion worth of damage.
In 2000, decrying the Confederate flag as a symbol of slavery and racism, nearly 50,000 people marched to South Carolina's Statehouse on Martin Luther King Day to demand the banner be taken down.
In 2004, Hollywood producer Ray Stark died at age 88.
In the world
In 1893, Hawaii's monarchy was overthrown as a group of businessmen and sugar planters forced Queen Liliuokalani to abdicate.
In 1945, Soviet and Polish forces liberated Warsaw during World War II. Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, credited with saving tens of thousands of Jews, disappeared in Hungary while in Soviet custody.