In Alaska, in the Nation and the World
In 1887, miners went on strike in Treadwell, on Douglas Island near Juneau, seeking wage increases to $3 a day and board.
In 1898, the steamer Whitelaw burned at Skagway, the loss estimated at $50,000.
In 1909, the office and plant of the Alaska Daily Record burned in Juneau.
In 1920, the newspaper Alaska Daily Capital was established in Juneau.
In 1959, Mount Hubley in Northeast Alaska was named after Richard Hubley, a University of Washington meteorologist. Fifteen vehicles and 50-plus families left Detroit toward Alaska to homestead on the Kenai Peninsula, traveling as the "Detroit '59'ers."
In 1963, Marie Drake, author of the words to "Alaska's Flag" died.
In 1969, Rep. Stan Cornelius submitted a resolution that requested the governor to proclaim October "Country Music Month" in Alaska.
In the nation
In 1770, the Boston Massacre took place as British soldiers who'd been taunted by a crowd of colonists opened fire, killing five people.
In 1849, Zachary Taylor took the oath of office at his presidential inauguration.
In 1868, the Senate was organized into a Court of Impeachment to decide charges against President Andrew Johnson, who was later acquitted.
In 1946, Winston Churchill delivered his famous "Iron Curtain" speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo.
In 1977, President Carter took questions from 42 telephone callers in 26 states on a network radio call-in program moderated by Walter Cronkite.