In 1914, Secretary of the Interior Franklin K. Lane announced that the Susitna route had been chosen for the Alaska Railroad.
In 1934, legal liquor returned to Alaska and 10 liquor stores opened in Juneau.
In 1959, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Fred Seaton sent Congress a bill seeking to establish an Arctic Wildlife Range .
In 1959, the DEW (Defense Early Warning) Line System was extended along the Aleutian Islands.
In 1959, Gov. William Egan formed the departments of law, labor, and natural resources.
In 1979, Anchorage Mayor George Sullivan blasted reports that earthquake danger makes much of the city unsafe, saying he expected Anchorage buildings to survive the next earthquake.
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In 1931, New York's 102-story Empire State Building was dedicated.
In 1967, Elvis Presley married Priscilla Beaulieu in Las Vegas. (They divorced in 1973.)