In Alaska, in the Nation and the World
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In 1931, Mount Fairweather west of Glacier Bay was scaled for the first time.
In the nation
In 1861, Tennessee seceded from the Union.
In 1864, Abraham Lincoln was nominated for another term as president during the National Union (Republican) Party's convention in Baltimore.
In 1905, President Theodore Roosevelt offered to act as a mediator in the Russo-Japanese War.
In 1915, Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan resigned in a disagreement with President Wilson over U.S. handling of the sinking of the Lusitania.
In 1953, the Supreme Court, in District of Columbia v. Thompson Co., ruled that restaurants in the District of Columbia could not refuse to serve blacks.
In 1966, a merger was announced between the National Football League and the American Football League, to take effect in 1970.