This Day in History

Posted: Friday, June 18, 2004

In Alaska

• 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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