In 1909, Robert Stroud, later known as the Birdman of Alcatraz, shot and killed J.K.F. von Dahmer in Juneau.
In 1959, long distance calls were made faster, permitting operators to dial direct to and from Alaska without going through Seattle.
In 1979, Gov. Hammond presented the first $1 billion budget in the state's history.
In 1979, the motion picture "Bear Island," starring Lloyd Bridges and Barbara Parkins, was filmed in Glacier Bay.
In 1979, the Eklutna Village Corp. fought to keep newly claimed Alaska Railroad lands.
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In 1943, a wartime ban on the sale of pre-sliced bread in the U.S. - aimed at reducing bakeries' demand for metal replacement parts - went into effect.
In 1967, Albert DeSalvo, who claimed to be the "Boston Strangler," was convicted in Cambridge, Mass., of armed robbery, assault and sex offenses. Sentenced to life, DeSalvo was killed by a fellow inmate in 1973.
In 1990, a jury in Los Angeles acquitted former preschool operators Raymond Buckey and his mother, Peggy McMartin Buckey, of 52 child molestation charges.
In 1995, Lisa Marie Presley-Jackson filed for divorce from Michael Jackson.
In 2000, President Clinton, in a farewell from the Oval Office, told the nation that "America has done well" during his presidency, with record-breaking prosperity and a cleaner environment. Electricity-strapped California saw a second day of rolling blackouts. Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson revealed an extramarital affair that resulted in the birth of a daughter.
In 2004, Secretary of State nominee Condoleezza Rice, at her Senate confirmation hearing, insisted the United States was fully prepared for the Iraq war and its aftermath and refused to give a timetable for U.S. troops to come home.
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