In 1909, Walter E. Clark was appointed the seventh and last governor of the District of Alaska by President William Taft. In 1912, he became governor of the territory of Alaska.
In 1949, an ice jam caused the Yukon River to flood, marooning 182 people overnight on a small knoll near Fort Yukon.
In 1963, two Swedish pilots completed the first voyage over the North Pole in a single-engine Piper Comanche, flying from Stockholm to Anchorage.
In 1986, voters approved the Northwest Arctic Borough.
In the nation
In 1861, North Carolina voted to secede from the Union.