In 1898, Dr. Charles C. Georgeson arrived in Sitka to begin the Alaska programs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
In 1926, Juneau's first concrete paving began, from Seward Street to the Alaskan Hotel.
In the nation
In 1932, the body of the kidnapped son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh was found in a wooded area of Hopewell, N.J.
In 1933, the Federal Emergency Relief Administration and the Agricultural Adjustment Administration were established to provide help for the needy and farmers.
In 1970, the Senate voted unanimously to confirm Harry A. Blackmun as a Supreme Court justice.
In 1975, the White House announced the new Cambodian government had seized an American merchant ship, the Mayaguez, in international waters.
In 1978, the Commerce Department said hurricanes would no longer be given only female names.
In 1993, President Clinton proposed putting all money raised from new taxes and spending cuts into a trust fund dedicated solely to reducing the nation's huge budget deficit.
In 2002, Jimmy Carter arrived in Cuba, becoming the first U.S. president - in or out of office - to visit since the 1959 revolution that put Fidel Castro in power. Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's Likud party rejected creation of a Palestinian state.
In the world
In 1820, the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale, was born in Florence, Italy.
In 1870, Manitoba entered Confederation as a Canadian province.
In 1937, Britain's King George VI was crowned at Westminster Abbey.
In 1943, during World War II, Axis forces in North Africa surrendered.
In 1949, the Soviet Union announced an end to the Berlin Blockade.
In 1982, in Fatima, Portugal, security guards overpowered a Spanish priest armed with a bayonet who was trying to reach Pope John Paul II.
In 1998, A day after India's first atomic test blasts in 24 years, neighboring Pakistan said it was ready to test a nuclear device itself. Indonesian President Suharto's security forces killed at least six student demonstrators.