This Day in History

Posted: Thursday, May 24, 2007

In Alaska, in the Nation and the World

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In Alaska

• In 1933, by decision of the city council, Juneau switched to dayligh-saving 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 Mount McKinley.

In the nation

• 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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