This Day in History

Posted: Sunday, April 16, 2006

In Alaska

• In 1911, Mount Wrangell erupted with fire and smoke that could be seen for many miles.

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• In 1959, the first session of the First Alaska State Legislature adjourned at 9:54 p.m. Russia considered negotiations to land jets at Elmendorf Air Force Base, near Anchorage.

• In 1969, unification of the "home rule" cities of Juneau and Douglas and the greater Juneau Borough was flatly rejected by voters.



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