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In 1956, fire destroyed the fish house of the Juneau Cold Storage.
In 1958, in a meeting in Petersburg, the Southeast Alaska Conference was formed.
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In 1893, Hawaii's monarchy was overthrown as a group of businessmen and sugar planters forced Queen Liliuokalani to abdicate.
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 1994, a 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck Southern California, killing at least 60 people and causing $20 billion in damage.
In 1997, speaker Newt Gingrich agreed to submit to a reprimand by the House and pay a $300,000 penalty as punishment for his ethics violations.
In 2002, Enron fired accounting firm Arthur Andersen, citing its destruction of thousands of documents and its accounting advice.
In 2006, the Supreme Court protected Oregon's assisted-suicide law, ruling that doctors there who helped terminally ill patients die could not be arrested under federal drug laws.
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