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In 1968, the Sportsman's Game Preservation Association asked for Gov. Walter Hickel's help to shorten the moose hunting season around Anchorage.
In 1970, Sheffield Enterprises announced it would take over operation of the Baranof Hotel in Juneau. Bill Sheffield later became governor in 1982.
In 1979, some 60,000 gallons of crude oil leaked from a five-inch crack in the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, contaminating 30 miles of the Atigun River.
In the nation
In 1776, the Continental Congress formed a committee to draft a Declaration of Independence calling for freedom from Britain.
In 1919, Sir Barton won the Belmont Stakes, becoming horse racing's first Triple Crown winner.
In 1947, the government announced the end of household and institutional sugar rationing, to take effect the next day.
In 1977, Seattle Slew won the Belmont Stakes, capturing the Triple Crown.
In 1985, Karen Ann Quinlan, the comatose patient whose case prompted a historic right-to-die court decision, died in Morris Plains, N.J., at age 31.
In 1997, the parents of Timothy McVeigh pleaded for their son's life during the penalty phase of the Oklahoma City bombing trial.
In 2001, Timothy McVeigh was executed by injection at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Ind., for the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people.
In 2002, Congressional investigators released a report which said Clinton administration workers had defaced equipment and left behind prank messages as they departed the White House in January 2001; but the investigators failed to uncover the widespread problems alleged by some Republicans.
In 2007, Se Ri Pak beat Karrie Webb to win the LPGA Championship. "The History Boys" won six Tony Awards, including best play; "Jersey Boys" was named best musical and won four awards.
In the world
In 1509, England's King Henry VIII married Catherine of Aragon.
In 1770, Capt. James Cook, commander of the British ship Endeavour, discovered the Great Barrier Reef off Australia by running onto it.
In 1963, Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc set himself afire on a Saigon street to protest the government of South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem.
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