This Day in History

Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2007

In Alaska, in the Nation

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In Alaska

• In 1935, radio station KINY-AM went on the air at 7:30 p.m. and became Juneau's only broadcast station for more than 10 years.

• In 1977, the final weld on the trans-Alaska oil pipeline was completed.

In the nation

• In 1889, more than 2,000 people perished when a dam break sent water rushing through Johnstown, Pa.

• In 1994, the United States announced it was no longer aiming long-range nuclear missiles at targets in the former Soviet Union.

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