In 1834, Russian forces thwarted plans of the Hudson's Bay Company to go up the Stikine River.
In 1893, James Sheakley took office as the fourth Governor of the District of Alaska, appointed by President Grover Cleveland.
In 1896, Waino E. Hendrickson, who became secretary of Alaska and acting governor, was born.
In 1969, Alaska Airlines began construction of its terminal in Wrangell.
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