In Alaska, in the Nation and the World
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, former Alaska 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 in United States v. Wong Kim Ark 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 2 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 effectively 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 Operation Chariot.