This Day in History

Posted: Friday, March 14, 2008

In Alaska

• In 1929, air passenger service between Seattle and Alaska was inaugurated by International Airways of Seattle.

• In 1959, Anchorage attorney Victor Fischer was named to the national committee of the American Civil Liberties Union.

• In 1969, British Petroleum hit oil at its Put River drilling site on the North Slope. Interior Secretary Walter Hickel asked the Senate Interior Committee for clearance of the first step toward construction of a huge oil pipeline from the North Slope to the Gulf of Alaska.





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