In Alaska, in the Nation and the World
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In 1932, the Juneau City Council voted to issue a warning to all steamship companies that stowaways will not be allowed to land.
In 1959, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Fred Seaton gave Alaska final clearance to begin selecting large chunks of federal land as one of the benefits of statehood.
In the nation
In 1888, the poem "Casey at the Bat," by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, was first published, in the San Francisco Daily Examiner.
In 1948, the 200-inch reflecting Hale Telescope at the Palomar Mountain Observatory in California was dedicated.
In 1968, pop artist Andy Warhol was shot and critically wounded in his New York film studio, known as "The Factory," by Valerie Solanas, an actress and self-styled militant feminist.
In 1997, the government banned most slaughtered-animal parts from U.S. livestock feed because of concerns over mad cow disease.
In 2002, President Bush, in Little Rock, Ark., to promote his welfare initiative, said intelligence agencies and the FBI had to do a better job tracking and catching terrorists, emphasizing pursuit of "this shadowy enemy."
In the world
In 1621, the Dutch West India Company received its charter for a trade monopoly in parts of the Americas and Africa.
In 1935, the French liner Normandie set a record on its maiden voyage, arriving in New York after crossing the Atlantic in just four days, 11 hours and 42 minutes.
In 1937, the Duke of Windsor, who had abdicated the British throne, married Wallis Warfield Simpson in Monts, France.
In 1965, astronaut Edward White became the first American to "walk" in space, during the flight of Gemini 4.
In 1982, Israel's ambassador to Britain, Shlomo Argov, was shot and critically wounded outside a London hotel. The assassination attempt was followed by Israel's invasion of Lebanon.
In 1997, after a bloody coup, 1,200 foreigners fled Sierra Leone aboard an American warship.
In 2002, a rock concert at Buckingham Palace celebrated Queen Elizabeth II's 50 years on the throne.
In 2006, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, attending a security conference in Singapore, branded Iran the world's leading terrorist nation yet hoped Tehran seriously would consider incentives from the West in exchange for suspending suspect nuclear activities.