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 1971, the coldest temperature ever recorded in Alaska was at Prospect Creek. It was minus 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
In the nation
In 1932, New York Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination.
In 1973, President Nixon announced an accord had been reached to end the Vietnam War.
In the world
In 1920, the Dutch government refused demands from the victorious Allies to hand over the ex-kaiser of Germany.
In 1989, surrealist artist Salvador Dali died in his native Spain at age 84.
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