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In 1949, President Harry Truman signed the Alaskan Housing Bill to set up a revolving fund for the Alaska Housing Authority.
In 1959, the National Education Association announced that Alaska was second in the nation in per pupil expenditures for public schools, at $520. New York was first, spending $535 per student.
In 1969, reports that the Walter Hickel Highway, otherwise known as the "Ice Road to the North Slope," was under "some 5-feet of water" prompted a resolution in the Alaska State Senate that it should become part of the Alaska Marine Highway system.
In the nation
In 1789, President-elect Washington and his wife moved into the first executive mansion, the Franklin House, in New York.
In 1940, about 200 people died in a dance hall fire in Natchez, Miss.
In 1969, Sirhan Sirhan was sentenced to death for assassinating New York Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. The sentence was later reduced to life imprisonment.
In the world
In 1348, King Edward III of England established the Order of the Garter.