In 1901, the town of Treadwell was incorporated. It was later disincorporated in 1912.
In 1927, Justin W. Harding took office as the United States Attorney for the First District of Alaska.
In 1959, the Anchorage City Bus strike ended. The U.S. Interior Department amended its recent closure of Bristol Bay to allow for limited commercial fishing.
In the nation
In 1751, James Madison, fourth president of the United States, was born in Port Conway, Va.
In 1802, Congress authorized the establishment of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.
In 1915, the Federal Trade Commission was organized.
In 1994, figure skater Tonya Harding pleaded guilty in Portland, Ore., to conspiracy to hinder prosecution for covering up the attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan. She avoided jail but drew a $100,000 fine.
In 1999, the Dow Jones industrial average briefly topped the 10,000 level, reaching a high of 10,001.78 before retreating. The Nebraska Cornhuskers beat Chicago State 50-3 in an NCAA baseball game.
In the world
In 1935, Adolf Hitler scrapped the Treaty of Versailles.
In 1945, during World War II, Iwo Jima was declared secured by the Allies.
In 1968, during the Vietnam War, the My Lai massacre was carried out by U.S. troops under the command of Lt. William L. Calley Jr.
In 1978, Italian politician Aldo Moro was kidnapped by left-wing urban guerrillas, who later murdered him.
In 1984, William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, was kidnapped by gunmen. He died in captivity.