In Alaska and in the Nation
In 1894, the old Russian governor's house known as Baranof Castle burned in Sitka.
In 1959, the dredging of Gastineau Channel north of Juneau was scheduled.
In 1998, Jeff King battled through blowing snow and poor visibility to earn his third victory in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
In the nation
In 1910, the Camp Fire Girls organization was formed.
In 1950, scientists at the University of California at Berkeley announced they had created a new radioactive element, "californium."