In 1972, Juneau-Douglas Community College on Fifth Street was destroyed by fire. Kluane, Nehanni, and Baffin Islands national parks were established.
In 1975, Anchorage police nearly panicked at the report of the theft of a Boeing 720B airplane from the Anchorage International Airport. But calm returned when it was learned the airplane was a model airplane stolen from Western Airlines.
In the nation
In 1732, the first president of the United States, George Washington, was born at his parents' plantation in the Virginia Colony.
In 1819, Spain ceded Florida to the United States.
In 1879, Frank Winfield Woolworth opened a 5-cent store in Utica, N.Y.