In 1887, Arthur Delaney was appointed Alaska collector of customs. He was Juneau's first mayor and also a U.S. district judge.
In 1914, the 40-stamp Alaska Juneau Gold Mining Co. pilot mill started crushing ore on the Juneau waterfront.
In 1919, a $50,000 fire destroyed much of the business district of the mining town of McCarthy.
In 1950, ground was broken for the Mendenhall Apartments in Juneau.
In 1988, Vern Tejas completed the first solo ascent of Mount McKinley.
In the nation
In 1850, in a three-hour speech to the U.S. Senate, Daniel Webster endorsed the Compromise of 1850 as a means of preserving the Union.
In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for his telephone.
In 1911, the United States sent 20,000 troops to the Mexican border as a precaution in the wake of the Mexican Revolution.
In 1965, a march by civil rights demonstrators was broken up in Selma, Ala., by state troopers and a sheriff's posse.
In 1975, the Senate revised its filibuster rule, allowing 60 senators to limit debate in most cases, instead of the previously required two-thirds of senators present.
In 1996, Bob Dole won the New York Republican primary.
In the world
In 1926, the first successful transatlantic radio-telephone conversation took place, between New York and London.
In 1936, Adolf Hitler ordered his troops to march into the Rhineland, thereby breaking the Treaty of Versailles and the Locarno Pact.