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In 1884, the first Alaska Organic Act was approved, creating a district government for the northern possession.
In 1906, the U.S. Congress passed the Native Allotment Act.
In 1927, pilot Ed Young flew the first air mail from Anchorage to Nome.
In 1945, the first long distance call from Fairbanks was made.
In 1949, President Harry Truman put the Alaska Statehood Bill in his "Top 10" priority list.
In 1979, the Udall-Anderson bill passed the U.S. House by a margin of 268-157, due to a highly organized environmental coalition and a determined Carter administration.
In the nation
In 1792, the New York Stock Exchange was founded by brokers meeting under a tree located on what is now Wall Street.
In 1875, the first Kentucky Derby was run; the winner was "Aristides."
In 1938, Congress passed the Vinson Naval Act, providing for a two-ocean navy.
In 1946, President Truman seized control of the nation's railroads, delaying a threatened strike by engineers and trainmen.
In 1973, the Senate opened its hearings into the Watergate scandal.