This Day in History

Posted: Friday, April 25, 2008

In Alaska, in the Nation and the World

In Alaska

• In 1932, Joe Crosson made the first landing on Muldrow Glacier on Mount McKinley.

• In 1939, Frank Berry, superintendent of Public Facilities, announced a campaign to decrease radio interference in Anchorage by having filters installed on all automotive ignition systems.

• In 1949, President Harry Truman vetoed the compensation of three Alaska milk farmers for harm done by low-flying U.S. military planes (in 1941).

• In 1969, the Alaska House of Representatives approved a resolution calling on the Food and Drug Administration to designate the tanner crab as the "Queen Crab."

• In 1979, the Alaska Senate failed to pass a pro-capital move resolution by a vote of 10 to seven.

In the nation

• In 1898, the United States formally declared war on Spain.

• In 1901, New York Gov. Benjamin Barker Odell Jr. signed an automobile registration bill which imposed a 15 mph speed limit on highways.

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