• In 1930, the Eielson-Borland plane, which disappeared on Nov. 9, 1929, was found in Siberia.
• In 1959, the first indoor heated swimming pool in Alaska opened in Fairbanks.
• In 1979, a 5.3 Richter scale earthquake 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.
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, the United Mine Workers of America was founded.
• In 1915, Alexander Graham Bell inaugurated U.S. transcontinental telephone service.
• In 1946, the United Mine Workers rejoined the American Federation of Labor.
• In 1959, American Airlines began jet flights between New York and Los Angeles on the Boeing 707.
• In 1961, President John F. Kennedy held the first presidential news conference carried live on radio and television.
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