In 1914, a meeting of the Juneau Draper Club decided to establish a public library.
In 1939, the Alaska Mining Exchange offered a free employment service to lode and placer miners in Alaska.
In 1945, an earthquake split the ocean floor a few miles offshore of the Scotch Cap Lighthouse, on the eastern side of Unimak Pass, sending a tidal wave that destroyed the 60-foot structure. The wave traveled throughout the north Pacific, to Hawaii, and Japan and along the California coast. More than 170 people died in Hawaii.
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In 1853, Cincinnati became the first U.S. city to pay its firefighters a regular salary.
In 1960, the first weather satellite, TIROS-One, was launched from Cape Canaveral.
In 1963, most of New York City's daily newspapers resumed publishing after a settlement was reached in a 114-day strike.
In 1970, President Nixon signed a measure banning cigarette advertising on radio and television, to take effect after Jan. 1, 1971.
In 1984, recording star Marvin Gaye was shot to death by his father, Marvin Gay Sr., in Los Angeles. The elder Gay pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, and received probation.
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