In Alaska, in the Nation and the World
In 1939, the roundhouse shops of the White Pass Railroad burned at Skagway.
In 1940, plans to construct Elmendorf Air Force Base at Anchorage were announced in Washington, D.C.
In 1979, 70 mph winds and near-zero degree temperatures ravaged Anchorage.
In the nation
In 1870, women in the Utah Territory gained the right to vote. (However, that right was taken away in 1887.)
In 1908, the first round-the-world automobile race began in New York. (It ended in Paris the following July with the drivers of the American car, a Thomas Flyer, declared the winners over teams from Germany and Italy.)
In 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was founded.
In 1915, the cornerstone for the Lincoln Memorial was laid in Washington, D.C., a year to the day after groundbreaking.
In 1940, the radio play "The Adventures of Superman" debuted with Bud Collyer as the Man of Steel.
In 1973, Operation Homecoming began as the first release of American prisoners of war from the Vietnam conflict took place.
In 1999, the Senate acquitted President Clinton of perjury and obstruction of justice.
In 2007, teen gunman Sulejman Talovic shot nine people, killing five, at a Salt Lake City mall before he was shot and killed by police.
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