In 1915, the first issue of The Anchorage Times was published.
In 1917, the cornerstone was laid for the Juneau School Building, which later became the community college. The site is now a playground.
In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge signed a federal highway construction bill that included $130,000 for Alaska.
In 1939, the U.S. Army notified the U.S. Land Office of the withdrawal of a 144-square-mile tract northwest of Anchorage up to Eagle River as a military reservation.
In 1958, singer Bing Crosby and bandleader Phil Harris visited Ketchikan while on a cruise of Southeast Alaska.
In 1964, the Bureau of Land Management announced that 17,000 applications had been received for oil and gas leases on the North Slope.
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In 1794, Congress passed the Neutrality Act, which prohibited Americans from enlisting in the service of a foreign power.
In 1917, about 10 million American men began registering for the draft in World War I.
In 1933, the United States went off the gold standard.
In 1947, Secretary of State George C. Marshall gave a speech at Harvard University in which he outlined an aid program for Europe that came to be known as the Marshall Plan.
In 1968, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated after claiming victory in California's Democratic presidential primary. Gunman Sirhan Bishara Sirhan was immediately arrested.
In 1981, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that five homosexuals in Los Angeles had come down with a rare kind of pneumonia; they were the first recognized cases of what later became known as AIDS.
In 1995, Allison, a minimal hurricane, buffeted the Gulf Coast with 75 mph winds, swamping streets and spinning off tornadoes but causing no major damage.
In 2000, President Clinton visited the former Soviet republic of Ukraine, the last stop in his week-long European tour, where he dispensed $80 million in American aid to help entomb the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, scene of the world's worst nuclear accident.
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