In Alaska, in the Nation and the World
In 1899, the post office of Sunrise was established on the Kenai Peninsula, with Nellie Frost as postmaster.
In 1932, the Taku Harbor cannery of Libby, McNeil, and Libby (south of Juneau) was destroyed by fire.
In 1949, the Federal Communications Commission granted permission for a radio telephone station at the Nome office of the Alaska Steamship Company.
In 1969, Gov. Keith Miller signed into law a bill lowering the voting age in Alaska from 19 to 18 years.
In 1970, Kachemack Bay State Park was established.
In the nation
In 1754, a cartoon in Benjamin Franklin's Pennsylvania Gazette showed a snake cut into sections, each part representing an American colony; the caption read, "JOIN, or DIE."