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In Alaska and in the Nation
In 1900, the Act of June 6, 1900, providing for a Civil Code for Alaska, amended the Organic Act of 1884, which established the seat of government for the District of Alaska at Juneau.
In 1912, Mount Katmai on the Alaska Peninsula erupted, covering Kodiak and a number of smaller villages with ashes.
In 1914, a government survey party arrived at Ship Creek to begin a survey for a railroad to Fairbanks.
In 1947, Barbara Washburn became the first woman to reach the summit of Mount McKinley.
In 1970, an Alaska Airlines 707 jet departed for Khabarovsk on the airline's inaugural Siberian tour.
In the nation
In 1925, Walter Percy Chrysler founded the Chrysler Corp.
In 1933, the first drive-in movie theater was opened by Richard Hollingshead in Camden County, N.J. (The movie shown was "Wives Beware," an Adolphe Menjou comedy previously released under the title "Two White Arms.")
In 1934, the Securities and Exchange Commission was established.
In 1966, black activist James Meredith was shot and wounded as he walked along a Mississippi highway to encourage black voter registration.
In 1978, California voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 13, a primary ballot initiative calling for major cuts in property taxes.
In 1998, Real Quiet was denied horse racing's Triple Crown as Victory Gallop won the Belmont Stakes by a nose.
In 2003, the government reported the U.S. unemployment rate had hit a nine-year high of 6.1 percent the previous month. Already the holder of U.S. rights to the Olympics through 2008, NBC secured the contracts for the 2010 and 2012 games for $2.2 billion.
In 2007, police arrested a man in the abduction and death of 18-year-old Kelsey Smith, whose body was found in a Missouri park four days after she'd disappeared from a Kansas store's parking lot.