In 1929, a Lockheed Vega plane piloted by Anscel Eckmann arrived in Juneau on the first nonstop flight from Seattle to Alaska.
In 1929, Nunivak Island National Wildlife Refuge was established.
In 1939, the Stevens Village School was closed all week due to an influenza epidemic which affected nearly 100 percent of the villagers.
In 1959, Gov. William Egan resumed his duties in the aftermath of emergency gallbladder surgery.
In 1971, a bill authorizing the sale of the state ferry Wickersham was sent to Gov. William Egan.
In 1979, Steve Cowper acknowledged he was leaning more toward running for the House because, "I would enjoy that kind of job instead of one where I would be constantly in the public eye - where you're forced to keep a high public profile all the time." He became governor in 1986.
In the nation
In 1850, the city of San Francisco was incorporated.
In 1861, three days after the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter, President Lincoln declared a state of insurrection and called out Union troops.
In 1865, President Lincoln died, several hours after being shot at Ford's Theater in Washington by John Wilkes Booth. Andrew Johnson became the nation's 17th president.