In 1926, the dirigible Norge, carrying explorer Roald Amundsen, arrived in Teller at 2 a.m. after a flight over the North Pole.
In 1941, a contract was approved for construction of the $42,000 Juneau International Airport.
In 1959, a new state minimum wage of $1.50 per hour took effect, a 25-cent increase.
In the nation:
In 1602, Cape Cod was discovered by English navigator Bartholomew Gosnold.
In 1886, poet Emily Dickinson died in Amherst, Mass.
In 1911, the Supreme Court ordered the dissolution of Standard Oil Co., ruling it was in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act.
In 1918, U.S. airmail began service between Washington, Philadelphia and New York.
In 1930, Ellen Church, the first airline stewardess, went on duty aboard a United Airlines flight between San Francisco and Cheyenne, Wyo.
In 1940, nylon stockings went on general sale for the first time in the United States.
In 1942, gasoline rationing went into effect in 17 states, limiting sales to three gallons a week for nonessential vehicles.
In 1963, astronaut L. Gordon Cooper blasted off aboard Faith 7 on the final mission of the Project Mercury space program.
In 1970, Phillip Lafayette Gibbs and James Earl Green, two students at Jackson State University in Mississippi, were killed when police opened fire during student protests.
In 1972, George C. Wallace was shot by Arthur Bremer and left paralyzed while campaigning in Laurel, Md., for the Democratic presidential nomination.
In the world:
In 1991, French President Francois Mitterrand appointed Edith Cresson to be France's first female premier.
In 1993, Bosnian Serbs began voting in a two-day referendum that overwhelmingly rejected a U.N.-backed peace plan.
In 1998, trapped in blazing shopping malls, hundreds of looters burned to death in rioting that laid smoking waste to Indonesia's capital, Jakarta.
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