This Day in History

Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2005

In Alaska

• In 1910, President William Taft proclaimed the Sitka National Monument.

• In 1933, Gov. George Parks signed into law a bill repealing the Alaska Bone Dry Law.

• In 1955, Dan A. Sutherland, former Alaska legislator and delegate in Congress, died in Pennsylvania.

• In 1959, a bill outlawing B-Girls passed the Alaska House and Senate.

• In 1959, a Fish and Game agent reported finding a moose in a tree.

In the nation

• In 1775, Patrick Henry made his famous call for American independence from Britain, telling the Virginia Provincial Convention, "Give me liberty, or give me death!"

• In 1806, explorers Lewis and Clark, having reached the Pacific Coast, began their journey back east.

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