This Day in History

Posted: Wednesday, April 07, 2004

In Alaska

• 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.



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