This Day in History

Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2003

In Alaska

• In 1917, the Canadian steamer Prince John was wrecked in Wrangell Narrows, but was later salvaged.

• In 1959, the first Alaska state Legislature convened in Juneau.

• In 1974, KTOO-FM, Alaska's first noncommercial, listener-supported radio station, signed on the air.

In the nation

• In 1802, Congress passed an act calling for a library to be established within the U.S. Capitol.

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