This Day in History

Posted: Thursday, February 03, 2005

In Alaska

• In 1939, the "cocktail" or "saloon bill," permitting beer, wine, and hard liquor to be sold by the drink, passed the Alaska Senate by a vote of 5-3.

• In 1985, Republicans condemned Gov. Bill Sheffield's appointment of a socialist, Bill Ross, to head the state's Department of Environmental Conservation.



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