In 1894, The old Russian governor's house, known as Baranof Castle, burned at Sitka.
In 1912, The United States Marines, established at Sitka in 1879, were withdrawn.
In 1959, The dredging of Gastineau Channel, north of downtown Juneau, was scheduled.
In the nation
In 1776, British forces evacuated Boston during the Revolutionary War.
In 1905, Eleanor Roosevelt married Franklin D. Roosevelt in New York.
In 1910, the Camp Fire Girls organization was formed. (It was formally presented to the public on this day two years later.)
In 1941, the National Gallery of Art opened in Washington D.C.
In 1950, scientists at the University of California at Berkeley announced they had created a new radioactive element, californium.
In 1958, the U.S. Navy launched the Vanguard I satellite.
In 1993, Helen Hayes, the "First Lady of the American Theater," died in Nyack, N.Y., at age 92.
In 1998, Washington Mutual announced it had agreed to buy H.F. Ahmanson and Company for $9.9 billion.
In 2002, After nearly a year's run, Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick left the Broadway hit musical "The Producers."
In the world
In 461, according to tradition, St. Patrick - the patron saint of Ireland - died in Saul.
In 1942, Gen. Douglas MacArthur arrived in Australia to become supreme commander of Allied forces in the southwest Pacific theater during World War II.
In 1966, a U.S. midget submarine located a missing hydrogen bomb which had fallen from an American bomber into the Mediterranean off Spain.
In 1969, Golda Meir became prime minister of Israel.
In 1992, 28 people were killed in the truck bombing of the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
In 2002, A grenade attack on a Protestant church in Islamabad, Pakistan, killed five people, including a U.S. Embassy employee and her 17-year-old daughter.