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.
In 1897, Mark Twain, 61, was quoted by the New York Journal as saying from London that "the report of my death was an exaggeration."
In 1924, Congress granted U.S. citizenship to all American Indians.
In 1966, the U.S. space probe Surveyor One landed on the moon and began transmitting detailed photographs of the lunar surface.
In 1975, Vice President Nelson Rockefeller said his commission had found no widespread pattern of illegal activities at the Central Intelligence Agency.
In 1986, for the first time, the public could watch the proceedings of the U.S. Senate on television as a six-week experiment of televised sessions began.
In 1997, Timothy McVeigh was convicted of murder and conspiracy in the Oklahoma City bombing. (He was executed in June 2001.)
In 2000, President Clinton, visiting Germany, was honored with the prestigious International Charlemagne Prize at Aachen Cathedral.
In the world
In 1946, the Italian monarchy was abolished in favor of a republic.
In 1953, Queen Elizabeth II of Britain was crowned in Westminster Abbey, 16 months after the death of her father, King George VI.
In 1979, Pope John Paul II arrived in his native Poland on the first visit by a pope to a Communist country.