In 1938, the town of Port Alexander at the south end of Baranof Island was incorporated. The Baranof Hotel formally opened in Juneau with a gala celebration.
In 1939, home and office long-distance service was inaugurated in Juneau. It was no longer necessary to place calls from the Federal Building.
In 1959, the Alaska State House approved a salary of $25,000 for the Governor of Alaska. The Detroit 59'ers, traveling from Michigan to homestead on the Kenai Peninsula, arrived in North Dakota.
In the nation
In 1848, the Senate ratified the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ending the war with Mexico.
In 1864, Ulysses S. Grant became commander of the Union armies in the Civil War.