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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In 1912, the United States Marines, established at Sitka in 1879, were withdrawn.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.
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In 1776, British forces evacuated Boston during the Revolutionary War.
In 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt first used the term "muck-rake" as he criticized what he saw as the excesses of investigative journalism in a speech to the Gridiron Club in Washington.
In 1910, the Camp Fire Girls organization was formed. (It was formally presented to the public on this date two years later.)
In 1950, scientists at the University of California at Berkeley announced they had created a new radioactive element, "californium."
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