• 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. The motion picture "Bear Island" starring Lloyd Bridges and Barbara Parkins was being filmed in Glacier Bay. The Eklutna Village Corp fought to keep newly claimed Alaska Railroad; lands.
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