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.