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 practically over after 18 villagers died.
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In 1896, 255 people were killed when a tornado struck St. Louis and East St. Louis, Ill.
In 1933, Walt Disney's Academy Award-winning animated short "The Three Little Pigs" was released.
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 Roosevelt proclaimed an "unlimited national emergency."
In 1995, actor Christopher Reeve was left paralyzed when he was thrown from his horse.