In 1946, the Coliseum Theatre and Apartments in Juneau burned, leaving 19 families homeless.
In 1959, Gov. Egan remained in critical condition after emergency surgery in Seattle for removal of a gall stone.
In 1969, the Cape Newenham National Wildlife Refuge was established.
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In 1801, John Marshall was appointed chief justice of the United States.
In 1887, the U.S. Senate approved an agreement to lease Pearl Harbor in Hawaii as a naval base.
In 1945, President Roosevelt was sworn into office for an unprecedented fourth term.
In 1954, "The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial," a play by Herman Wouk based on part of his novel "The Caine Mutiny," opened on Broadway.