In 1930, the Eielson-Borland plane, which disappeared on Nov. 9, 1929, was found in Siberia.
In 1959, first indoor heated swimming pool in Alaska opened in Fairbanks.
In 1979, Sen. Durkin D-New Hampshire, introduced D-2 land bill in the Senate. Similar to Udall's House bill, it set aside wilderness areas in the national forest lands of Alaska.
In 1979, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service drafted a U.S.-Canada treaty on joint management of Alaska caribou.
In 1979, a Kodiak Superior Court judge declared unconstitutional a law denying medical benefits to Alaska a commercial fisherman injured outside the three-mile limit.
In 1979, an earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale rocked the Mount Iliamna area 60 miles west of Homer.
In the nation
In 1787, Shays' Rebellion suffered a setback when debt-ridden farmers led by Capt. Daniel Shays failed to capture an arsenal at Springfield, Mass.
In 1890, reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) of the New York World completed a round-the-world journey in 72 days, six hours and 11 minutes.
In 1890, the United Mine Workers of America was founded.
In 1915, the inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell, inaugurated transcontinental telephone service.
In 1946, the United Mine Workers rejoined the American Federation of Labor.
In 1959, American Airlines opened the jet age in the United States with the first scheduled transcontinental flight of a Boeing 707.
In 1961, President Kennedy held the first presidential news conference carried live on radio and television.
In 1971, Charles Manson and three women followers were convicted in Los Angeles of murder and conspiracy in the 1969 slayings of seven people, including actress Sharon Tate.
In 1981, the 52 Americans held hostage by Iran for 444 days arrived in the United States.
In 1995, with Republicans bruised by two government shutdowns, the House overwhelmingly approved legislation to keep federal agencies running through March 15, 1996.
In 2000, a jury in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., found 13-year-old Lionel Tate guilty of first-degree murder in the death of a 6-year-old family friend (Tate had said he accidentally killed the girl while imitating moves by pro wrestlers).
In 2004, a videotape showed Roy Hallums, an American kidnapped in Baghdad the previous November, pleading for his life. (Hallums was rescued by coalition troops on Sept. 7, 2005.)