In Alaska, in the Nation and the World
In 1891, the Trade & Manufacturing Act was extended to Alaska.
In 1901, the Board of Trade Saloon opened in Nome.
In 1913, the first Alaska Territorial Legislature convened in the Elks Hall in Juneau. The first House bill approved suffrage to women.
In 1973, the first Iditarod Sled Dog Race was held from Anchorage to Nome.
In the nation
In 1845, Florida became the 27th state.
In 1849, the U.S. Department of the Interior was established.
In 1887, Anne Sullivan arrived at the Tuscumbia, Ala., home of Capt. and Mrs. Arthur H. Keller to become the teacher for their blind and deaf 6-year-old daughter, Helen.
In 1931, President Hoover signed a measure making "The Star-Spangled Banner" 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 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.
In the world
In 1894, British Prime Minister William Gladstone submitted his resignation to Queen Victoria, ending his fourth and final premiership.
In 1918, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, the Ottoman Empire and Russia signed the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, which ended Russian participation in World War I. (The treaty was rendered moot by the November 1918 armistice.)
In 1945, the Allies fully secured the Philippine capital of Manila from Japanese forces during World War II.
In 1974, nearly 350 people died when a Turkish Airlines DC-10 crashed shortly after takeoff from Orly Airport in Paris.