This Day in History

Posted: Wednesday, June 02, 2004

In Alaska

• In 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt approved the first Alaska game law.

• In 1939, the contract to pave the Alaska portion of the Haines Highway was awarded to Lytle and Green Construction.

• In 1942, the Japanese bombed Dutch Harbor.

• In 1959, the Bureau of Indian Affairs announced that construction would start in Unalakeet on the first high school to be operated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in a native village in Alaska.

• In 1986, the Northwest Arctic Borough was incorporated, detaching 3,298 acres of territory - including the Red Dog Zinc Mine - from the North Slope Borough.

In the nation

• In 1886, President Cleveland married Frances Folsom in a White House ceremony.

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