In 1913, the bill creating the Alaska Pioneer's Home was approved by Walter E. Clark, Governor of the Territory of Alaska.
In 1940, Juneau changed its clocks to Seattle time, 14 years after Ketchikan led the way.
In 1967, while the rest of the U.S. went on Daylight Savings Time, Alaska remained on Standard Time, due to a one-year exemption from the Uniform Time Act.
In 1975, former Gov. William Egan accepted a job managing a pension fund for the Electrical Workers Union and the Electrical Contractors Association.
In the nation
In 1789, George Washington took office in New York as the first president of the United States.
In 1803, the United States purchased the Louisiana Territory from France for 60 million francs, the equivalent of about $15 million.
In 1812, Louisiana became the 18th state of the Union.
In 1900, engineer John Luther "Casey" Jones of the Illinois Central Railroad died in a wreck near Vaughan, Miss., after staying at the controls in an effort to save the passengers. Hawaii was organized as a U.S. territory.
In 1904, the Louisiana Purchase Exposition opened in St. Louis as President Theodore Roosevelt pressed a telegraph key at the White House to signal the official start of the world's fair commemorating the centennial of the Louisiana Purchase, albeit a year late. The fair drew some 20 million visitors before it closed the following December.
In 1939, the New York World's Fair officially opened.
In 1970, President Nixon announced the U.S. was sending troops into Cambodia, an action that sparked widespread protest.
In 1973, President Nixon announced the resignations of top aides H.R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman, along with Attorney General Richard G. Kleindienst and White House counsel John Dean.