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