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.