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 1933, Gov. Frank Murkowski was born in Seattle.
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 1979, America's worst commercial nuclear accident occurred inside the Unit Two reactor at the Three Mile Island plant near Middletown, Pa.
In 2000, in a unanimous ruling, the Supreme Court sharply curtailed police power in relying on anonymous tips to stop and search people.
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 1942, during World War II, British naval forces raided the Nazi-occupied French port of St. Nazaire.
In 1995, in Japan, Mitsubishi Bank and the Bank of Tokyo agreed to a merger to create what was then the world's largest bank.
In 2004, French President Jacques Chirac's government suffered stinging defeats in regional elections seen as a vote of censure against painful economic reforms.