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In 1867, the U.S. Senate approved the Alaska Purchase.
In 1899, the post office of Kotzebue was established with Robert Samms as postmaster.
In 1933, John W. Troy took office as the sixth governor of the territory of Alaska, appointed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
In 1979, a majority of the state House sponsored a resolution to convene the Legislature in Willow, the site selected in 1976 as Alaska's new capital. (Voters disapproved appropriating money for the capital move in 1982.)
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In 1775, the American Revolutionary War began with the battles of Lexington and Concord.
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