In Alaska, in the Nation and the World
In 1913, the bill creating the Alaska Pioneers 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 United States 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 1968, New York City police forcibly removed student demonstrators occupying five buildings at Columbia University.
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.
In 1998, President Clinton questioned the conduct of Whitewater prosecutor Kenneth Starr and dismissed Republican challenges to his own character as "high level static."
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