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In 1877, U.S. Army troops at Sitka and Wrangell bid farewell to Alaska and sailed south.
In 1940, Pan American Airways inaugurated Clipper Service between Seattle, Ketchikan and Juneau.
In 1944, most of the town of Hoonah was destroyed by fire.
In the nation
In 1775, the United States Army was founded.
In 1777, the Continental Congress in Philadelphia adopted the Stars and Stripes as the national flag.
In 1846, a group of U.S. settlers in Sonoma proclaimed the Republic of California.
In 1928, the Republican National Convention nominated Herbert Hoover for president on the first ballot.
In 1954, President Eisenhower signed an order adding the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance.