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In 1932, Juneau's first bank holdup took place at the B.M. Behrends Bank. The robber was shot and died trying to escape.
In 1963, the ferry Malaspina arrived in Ketchikan, signaling the beginning of the Alaska Marine Highway System.
In 1969, Walter Hickel was confirmed as secretary of the Interior by the U.S. Senate (by a 73 to 16 vote).
In 1974, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Rogers Morton issued a permit for construction of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline.
In the nation
In 1964, the 24th amendment to the Constitution, eliminating the poll tax in federal elections, was ratified.
In 1973, President Nixon announced an accord had been reached to end the Vietnam War.
In 2002, President Bush proposed the biggest defense spending increase in 20 years.
In the world
In 1920, the Dutch government refused demands from the victorious Allies to hand over the ex-kaiser of Germany.
In 1950, the Israeli Knesset approved a resolution proclaiming Jerusalem the capital of Israel.
In 1989, surrealist artist Salvador Dali died in his native Spain at age 84.
In 2002, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was abducted in Karachi, Pakistan, by a group demanding the return of prisoners from the Afghan campaign; he was later murdered.