In 1911, the sailing ship Jabez Howes of Columbia River Packers was wrecked at Chignik.
In 1949, the National Park Service announced a proposal to spend $3.5 million to develop facilities at Bartlett Cove, at the mouth of Glacier Bay.
In 1958, an earthquake, centered about 150 miles north of Fairbanks, measured up to 8.5 on the Richter scale. There was no reported damage.
In 1979, the Alaska Supreme Court ruled that a homestead filed in 1929 along the Gastineau Channel did not include 117 acres of new land created by isostatic rebound in the 50 years since filing.
In the nation
In 1862, Union forces led by Gen. Ulysses S. Grant defeated the Confederates at the Battle of Shiloh in Tennessee.
In 1927, an audience in New York saw an image of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover in the first successful long-distance demonstration of television.
In 1947, auto pioneer Henry Ford died in Dearborn, Mich., at age 83.
In 1957, the last of New York's electric trolleys completed its final run from Queens to Manhattan.
In 1969, the Supreme Court unanimously struck down laws prohibiting private possession of obscene material.
In 1983, space shuttle astronauts Story Musgrave and Don Peterson took the first U.S. space walk in almost a decade as they worked in the open cargo bay of Challenger for nearly four hours.
In 1998, President Clinton held a town meeting in Kansas City, Mo., on the future of Social Security. Mary Bono, the widow of entertainer-turned-politician Sonny Bono, won a special election to serve out the remainder of her husband's congressional term.
In the world
In 1939, Italy invaded Albania. (Less than a week later, Italy annexed Albania.)
In 1945, during World War II, American planes intercepted a Japanese fleet that was headed for Okinawa on a suicide mission.
In 1953, the U.N. General Assembly elected Dag Hammarskjold of Sweden to be secretary-general.
In 1966, the United States recovered a hydrogen bomb it had lost off the coast of Spain.
In 1993, European warplanes began arriving in Italy in preparation for enforcing a no-fly zone over Bosnia-Herzegovina.
In 2002, Israeli troops fought fierce battles with Palestinians in the West Bank, encountering stiff resistance in the Jenin refugee camp and in Nablus.
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