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In 1917, the Canadian steamer Prince John was wrecked in Wrangell Narrows but was later salvaged.
In 1959, the first Alaska Legislature convened in Juneau.
In 1974, KTOO-FM, Alaska's first non-commercial, listener-supported radio station, signed on the air.
In the nation
In 1837, Michigan became the 26th state.
In 1861, Louisiana seceded from the Union.
In 1870, Virginia rejoined the Union.
In 1907, Congress passed the Tillman Act, which prohibited corporations from making direct campaign contributions to federal election candidates.
In 1942, the first American expeditionary force to go to Europe during World War II went ashore in Northern Ireland.
In 1997, the Green Bay Packers beat the New England Patriots 35-21 to win their first Super Bowl in 29 years.
In 2002, in a preview of his State of the Union address, President Bush pledged in his Saturday radio address to "work to create jobs and renew the strength of our economy."
In 2006, confronted by Oprah Winfrey on her syndicated talk show, author James Frey acknowledged lies in his addiction memoir "A Million Little Pieces."
In the world
In 1788, the first European settlers in Australia, led by Capt. Arthur Phillip, landed in present-day Sydney.
In 1841, Britain formally occupied Hong Kong, which the Chinese had ceded to the British.
In 1911, the Richard Strauss opera "Der Rosenkavalier" premiered in Dresden, Germany.
In 1950, India officially proclaimed itself a republic as Rajendra Prasad took the oath of office as president.
In 1962, the United States launched Ranger 3 to land scientific instruments on the moon - but the probe missed its target by some 22,000 miles.