In 1728, Capt. James Cook was born. Cook was an early explorer for whom Cook Inlet near Anchorage was named.
In 1892, the post office in Ketchikan was established with George W. Clark as postmaster.
In 1895, the Willapa sailed from Seattle to begin Alaska Steamship Co. service to Alaska.
In 1909, James Wickersham was seated as the third delegate in the U.S. Congress from Alaska.
In 1939, the Territorial Senate killed a bill appropriating $14,000 to subsidize radio stations in the Territory of Alaska.
In 1960, a demonstration run of three "Iron Dogs" - gas powered ski-equipped sleds - began in Bethel en route to Fairbanks.
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