In 1924, the Revilla Hotel in Ketchikan burned at a $240,000 loss. It was replaced by the Ingersoll Hotel.
In 1928, Juneau was designated as the Alaska headquarters of the U.S. Bureau of Mines, moving from Anchorage.
In 1959, 3,000 Anchorage residents welcomed the Detroit 59'ers on Easter Sunday, on their way from Detroit to homestead land on the Kenai Peninsula.
In the nation
In 1834, the U.S. Senate voted to censure President Jackson for the removal of federal deposits from the Bank of the United States.
In 1898, the Supreme Court ruled that a child born in the United States to Chinese immigrants was a U.S. citizen.
In 1943, composer Sergei Rachmaninoff died in Beverly Hills, Calif.
In 1953, athlete Jim Thorpe died in Lomita, Calif.
In 1969, the 34th president of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, died in Washington at age 78.
In 1979, America's worst commercial nuclear accident occurred inside the Unit Two reactor at the Three Mile Island plant near Middletown, Pa.
In the world
In 1854, during the Crimean War, Britain and France declared war on Russia.
In 1930, the names of the Turkish cities of Constantinople and Angora were changed to Istanbul and Ankara.
In 1939, the Spanish Civil War ended as Madrid fell to the forces of Francisco Franco.
In 1941, novelist and critic Virginia Woolf died in Lewes, England.
In 1942, during World War II, British naval forces raided the Nazi-occupied French port of St. Nazaire.
In 1994, More than 50 people were killed in violence that erupted in Johannesburg, South Africa, during a march by Zulu nationalists. Absurdist playwright Eugene Ionesco died in Paris at age 81.
In 1999, NATO broadened its attacks on Yugoslavia to target Serb military forces in Kosovo in the fifth straight night of airstrikes; thousands of refugees flooded into Albania and Macedonia from Kosovo. The Baltimore Orioles beat a Cuban all-star team 3-2 in Havana.
In 2003, American-led forces in Iraq dropped 1,000-pound bombs on Republican Guard units guarding the gates to Baghdad and battled for control of the strategic city of Nasiriya