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In Alaska, in the Nation and the World
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In 1935, the first contingent of CCC workers for the great Matanuska colonization project rolled into Anchorage at noon aboard the Alaska Railroad.
In the nation
In 1861, Arkansas seceded from the Union.
In 1935, the Works Progress Administration began operating.
In 1937, the hydrogen-filled German dirigible Hindenburg burned and crashed in Lakehurst, N.J., killing 35 of the 97 people on board and a Navy crewman on the ground.
In 1957, Eugene O'Neill's play "Long Day's Journey into Night" won the Pulitzer Prize for drama; John F. Kennedy's "Profiles in Courage" won the Pulitzer for biography orautobiography.
In 1981, Yale architecture student Maya Ying Lin was named winner of a competition to design the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
In 1996, the body of former CIA director William E. Colby was found washed up on a southern Maryland riverbank, eight days after he had disappeared.