In 1868, the American flag was raised over Fort Wrangell, formerly known as Fort Stikine and Fort Dionysius.
In 1940, a crew of 25 workmen began construction of Elmendorf Air Force Base near Anchorage. In 1960, a memorial to the late Capt. M. Elmendorf was dedicated. Elmendorf was killed at Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio while testing a new type of pursuit plane.
In 1942, Japanese troops occupied Attu Island at the end of the Aleutian chain.
In 1950, the Federal Bureau of Mines Station was completed on Juneau (Mayflower) Island.
In 1969, the MV Tustumena docked at Anchorage. It was 58 feet longer than before, and had 40 percent more space for vehicles and passengers. The "Trusty Tusty" - or the "Rusty Tusty" - provides service to the Aleutian Islands, Seward, Kodiak, and other Prince William Sound ports.
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In 1769, frontiersman Daniel Boone first began to explore present-day Kentucky.
In 1776, Richard Henry Lee proposed to the Continental Congress a resolution calling for a Declaration of Independence.