In 1930, the cornerstone of what is now the Alaska State Capitol was laid in Juneau.
In 1949, the Fairbanks Junior Chamber of Commerce voted to sue Collier's Magazine for printing false information about Alaska's climate.
In the nation
In 1862, New Orleans fell to Union forces during the Civil War.
In 1974, President Nixon announced he was releasing transcripts of some White House tape recordings related to Watergate.
In 1992, deadly rioting erupted in Los Angeles after a jury acquitted four police officers of almost all charges in the beating of Rodney King.