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In 1891, the Trade & Manufacturing Act was extended to Alaska.
In 1901, the Board of Trade Saloon opened in Nome, adorned by "handsome fixtures, as rich looking as though they had been the work of artists," handsome gilt mirrors and a hand-carved bar.
In 1913, the first Alaska Territorial Legislature convened in the Elks Hall in Juneau. The first House bill approved suffrage to women.
In 1959, Elenor Lee of Nome won the evening gown division of America's Junior Miss Pageant.
In 1973, the first Iditarod Sled Dog Race was held, from Anchorage to Nome.
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In 1845, Florida became the 27th state.
In 1849, the U.S. Department of the Interior was established. Congress created the Minnesota Territory.
In 1877, Rutherford B. Hayes took the oath of office as the 19th president of the United States in a private ceremony.
In 1879, Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood became the first woman to be admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.
In 1931, "The Star-Spangled Banner" officially became the national anthem of the United States.
In 1969, Apollo 9 blasted off from Cape Kennedy on a mission to test the lunar module.
In 1987, comedian Danny Kaye died in Los Angeles at 74.
In 1991, in a case that sparked a national outcry, motorist Rodney King was severely beaten by Los Angeles police officers in a scene captured on amateur video.