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In 1956, KINY-TV signed on the air as Juneau's first television station.
In 1959, a Canadian engineer proposed exchanging Alaska's panhandle for Yukon Territory land west of the Alaska Highway.
In 1964, Anchorage's highway link with the Kenai Peninsula was cut as an extremely high tide washed out part of the road near Portage.
In 1974, the National Bank of Alaska predicted that 5,000 families would migrate to Anchorage in 1974, and about 2,500 would migrate to Fairbanks.
In the nation
In 1935, Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in Akron, Ohio.
In 1964, the Senate voted to limit further debate on a proposed civil rights bill, shutting off a filibuster by Southern states.
In 1985, socialite Claus von Bulow was acquitted by a jury in Providence, R.I., at his retrial on charges he'd tried to murder his heiress wife, Martha "Sunny" von Bulow.
In 1995, U.S. Air Force Captain Scott O'Grady, rescued after being shot down over Bosnia, described his six-day ordeal at a news conference at Aviano Air Base in Italy, saying he was no "Rambo" and no hero.
In 2000, the New Jersey Devils won their second Stanley Cup in six seasons with a 2-to-1 victory in double overtime over the Dallas Stars in Game Six of the finals. Commendable won the Belmont Stakes. Frenchwoman Mary Pierce beat Conchita Martinez 6-2, 7-5 to win the French Open women's singles title.
In the world
In 1801, the north African state of Tripoli declared war on the United States in a dispute over safe passage of merchant vessels through the Mediterranean.
In 1865, the Richard Wagner opera "Tristan und Isolde" premiered in Munich, Germany.
In 1940, Italy declared war on France and Britain; Canada declared war on Italy.
In 1942, the Gestapo massacred 173 male residents of Lidice, Czechoslovakia, in retaliation for the killing of a Nazi official.
In 1946, Italy replaced its abolished monarchy with a republic.
In 1967, the Middle East War ended as Israel and Syria agreed to observe a United Nations-mediated cease-fire.