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In 1901, the town of Treadwell was incorporated. It was later unincorporated 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 1802, Congress authorized the establishment of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.
In 1850, Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel "The Scarlet Letter" was first published.
In 1915, the Federal Trade Commission was organized.
In 1996, in his weekly radio address, President Clinton accused the Republican-controlled House of bowing to "the back-alley whispers of the gun lobby" by gutting anti-terrorism legislation he'd submitted in response to the Oklahoma City bombing.
In 2005, a jury in Los Angeles acquitted actor Robert Blake of murder in the shooting death of his wife, Bonny Lee Bakley, four years earlier. A civil court jury later ordered Blake to pay $30 million to Bakley's four children; Blake has since filed for bankruptcy. A judge in Redwood City, Calif., sent Scott Peterson to death row for the slaying of his pregnant wife, Laci.
In the world
In 1792, Sweden's King Gustav III was shot and mortally wounded by a former member of his regiment during a masquerade party. He died 13 days later.
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.