In 1913, Sen. Henry Roden of Iditarod introduced a bill requiring a maximum 8-hour day on all work for the Territory of Alaska.
In 1959, U.S. Interior Secretary Fred Seaton closed Bristol Bay to commercial fishing to provide for adequate escapement.
In 1959, the Detroit '59'ers , traveling from Michigan to homestead on the Kenai Peninsula, dwindled from 13 vehicles and 50-plus families to 12 vehicles and 35 people.
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In 1868, the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson began in the U.S. Senate.
In 1884, Standard Time was adopted throughout the United States.
In 1925, a law went into effect in Tennessee prohibiting the teaching of evolution.
In 1933, banks began to reopen after a "holiday" declared by President Roosevelt.
In 1964, 38 residents of a Queens, N.Y., neighborhood failed to respond to the cries of Catherine "Kitty" Genovese, 28, as she was being stabbed to death.
In 1969, the Apollo 9 astronauts splashed down, ending a mission that included the successful testing of the Lunar Module.