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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.