This Day in History

Posted: Sunday, February 03, 2008

In Alaska, in the Nation and the World

In Alaska

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

• In 1961, Juneau's first commercial jet transport, a Pan American Boeing 707 Clipper, arrived at Juneau International Airport.

• 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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