In 1894, the old Russian governor's house, known as Baranof Castle, burned at Sitka.
In 1912, the U.S. Marines, established at Sitka in 1879, were withdrawn.
In 1959, the dredging of Gastineau Channel, north of downtown Juneau, was scheduled.
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In 1776, British forces evacuated Boston during the Revolutionary War.
In 1905, Eleanor Roosevelt married Franklin D. Roosevelt in New York.
In 1910, the Campfire 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 1994, Secretary of State Warren Christopher, just back from China, told a House subcommittee that reports describing the trip as a failure were "rather misleading," and said Beijing had made "solid improvements" in the areas of prison labor and immigration.
In 1999, a panel of medical experts concluded that marijuana has medical benefits for people suffering from cancer and AIDS. Instant replay was voted back in the NFL for the 1999 season.
In 2003, edging to the brink of war, President Bush gave Saddam Hussein 48 hours to leave his country and told Americans that military confrontation will ultimately make them safer.