This Day in History

Posted: Thursday, June 01, 2006

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• In 1904, the first two high school graduates in Alaska received their diplomas in Juneau.

• In 1909, the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition opened on what is now the University of Washington campus in Seattle.

• In 1925, the Sitka National Cemetery was established by executive order of President Calvin Coolidge.

• In 1939, the U.S. Marshall seized seven slot machines in a raid on The Fisherman's Club in Anchorage. Under the 1912 Alaska Organic Act, gambling devices were subject to seizure and destruction. (The First Organic Act was passed in 1884 by the U.S. Congress, creating the district of Alaska.)

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