In Alaska, in the Nation and the World
In 1848, John Brady, the fifth governor of the district of Alaska, was born in New York City.
In 1949, Father Bernard Hubbard, "The Glacier Priest," received the First Annual Globetrotter Award from the World Geographical Society for his film, "Trailer Tour of Alaska."
In the nation
In 1787, the Constitutional Convention began meeting in Philadelphia after enough delegates had shown up for a quorum.
In 1935, Babe Ruth hit the 714th and final home run of his career, for the Boston Braves, in a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
In 1961, President Kennedy, addressing Congress, called on the nation to work toward putting a man on the moon by the end of the decade.
In 1968, the Gateway Arch, part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis, was dedicated by Vice President Hubert Humphrey and Interior Secretary Stewart Udall.
In 1976, U.S. Rep. Wayne L. Hays of Ohio admitted to a "personal relationship" with Elizabeth Ray, a staff member who claimed she'd received her secretarial job in order to be Hays' mistress.
In 1979, 273 people died when an American Airlines DC-10 crashed on takeoff from Chicago's O'Hare airport.
In 1986, an estimated 7 million Americans participated in "Hands Across America," forming a line across the country to raise money for the nation's hungry and homeless.
In 2007, President Bush signed a bill to pay for military operations in Iraq that did not contain a timetable for troop withdrawals. Atlanta attorney Andrew Speaker, infected with drug-resistant tuberculosis, was quarantined by the federal government after returning from his European wedding and honeymoon.