In Alaska, in the Nation and the World
In 1911, Cordova residents shoveled Canadian coal into the harbor to protest federal reservations of Alaska coal lands. The event became known as the Cordova Coal Party.
In 1939, Lt. Col. Gregory Holsington was ordered transferred to Chilkoot Barracks in Haines as its new commander.
In 1949, Alaska's General Fund was $450,000 short of being able to pay its bills.
In 1952, an Alaska Air Command C-47 was the first aircraft to land at the geographic center of the North Pole.
In 1972, wilderness areas were established in Alaska's state parks.
In the nation
In 1886, at Haymarket Square in Chicago, a labor demonstration for an eight-hour work day turned into a riot when a bomb exploded.
In 1932, mobster Al Capone, convicted of income-tax evasion, entered the federal penitentiary in Atlanta. (Capone was later transferred to Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay.)
In 1946, a two-day riot at Alcatraz prison in San Francisco Bay ended, the violence having claimed five lives.
In 1961, a group of "Freedom Riders" left Washington, D.C., for New Orleans to challenge racial segregation on interstate buses and in bus terminals.