In 1905, the steamboat White Seal was launched at Fairbanks. It was the first registered vessel to be built on the Tanana River.
In 1935, the flu epidemic in Barrow was reported to have run its course after 18 villagers died.
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In 1647, the first recorded American execution of a "witch" took place in Massachusetts.
In 1937, the newly completed Golden Gate Bridge connecting San Francisco and Marin County, Calif., was opened to the public.
In 1941, amid rising world tensions, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed an "unlimited national emergency."
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