This Day in History

Posted: Thursday, January 25, 2007

In Alaska

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• 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. John Durkin, D-New Hampshire introduced a land bill in the Senate. It set aside wilderness areas in the national forest lands of Alaska.

A Kodiak superior court judge declared unconstitutional a law denying medical benefits to commercial fisherman injured outside the three-mile limit.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 rocked the Mount Iliamna area 60 miles west of Homer.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service drafted a U.S.-Canadian treaty on joint management of Alaska caribou.


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