In 1911, an entire block in the Iditarod business district was destroyed by fire.
In 1949, the National Labor Relations Board ruled against the CIO Longshoreman's Union in a dispute with the Juneau Spruce Corp.
In 1959, acting Gov. Hugh Wade signed into law a bill creating 12 departments within the executive branch of Alaska government (such as the Department of Transportation and the Department of Education).
In 1967, nine crewmembers were rescued from the sinking 72-foot Canadian halibut boat, Dollina, off the southwest tip of Kodiak Island.
In 1968, a fire wiped out much of the Ocean Dock complex in Cordova.
In 1969, U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens revealed that Ed Nixon - President Richard Nixon's brother - would be the new head of the Federal Field Committee for Development in Alaska.
In the nation
In 1818, Congress decided the flag of the United States would consist of 13 red and white stripes and 20 stars, with a star to be added for every new state of the Union.
In 1841, President William Henry Harrison succumbed to pneumonia one month after his inaugural, becoming the first U.S. chief executive to die in office.