This Day in History

Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2006

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• In 1933, by decision of the City Council, Juneau switched to Daylight Savings Time for the first time since World War I.

• In 1963, two Swedish pilots completed the first round-trip voyage over the North Pole in a single-engine Piper Comanche, reaching Stockholm 30 hours after departing Anchorage.

• In 1984, mountaineers made the first live radio broadcast from the summit of Mt. McKinley.

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• In 1844, Samuel F.B. Morse transmitted the message, "What hath God wrought!" from Washington to Baltimore as he formally opened America's first telegraph line.

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