In 1916, the final blast was fired in the tunnel to tap Annex Lake for the Alaska Gastineau Power Plant.
In 1928, the Lions Club of Juneau was organized.
In 1931, the Federal & Territorial Building, now the Capitol, was dedicated in Juneau.
In the nation
In 1779, Capt. James Cook was killed in Hawaii.
In 1859, Oregon was admitted to the Union as the 33rd state.
In 1899, Congress approved, and President McKinley signed, legislation authorizing states to use voting machines for federal elections.
In 1903, the Department of Commerce and Labor was established. (It was divided into separate departments of Commerce and Labor in 1913.)
In 1912, Arizona became the 48th state of the Union.
In 1920, the League of Women Voters was founded in Chicago; its first president was Maude Wood Park.
In 1929, the "St. Valentine's Day Massacre" took place in a Chicago garage as seven rivals of Al Capone's gang were gunned down.
In 1962, first lady Jacqueline Kennedy conducted a televised tour of the White House.
In 1993, the body of James Bulger, a 2-year-old boy who had been lured away from his mother in a Bootle, England, shopping mall two days earlier, was found along a stretch of railroad track. (Two boys who were 10 years old at the time, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables, were later convicted of murdering James; they spent eight years in detention before being paroled.)
In 1998, authorities officially declared Eric Rudolph a suspect in the bombing of a Birmingham, Ala., abortion clinic and offered a $100,000 reward.
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