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This Day in History

Posted: Monday, June 23, 2003

In Alaska

• In 1897, John G. Brady took office as the fifth governor of the District of Alaska, appointed by President William McKinley.

• In 1933, E.W. Griffin took office as secretary of Alaska under Gov. John Troy.

• In 1939, District Ranger C.M. Archbold of Ketchikan proposed establishing a bear preserve at Loring as a hunting attraction for camera-toting tourists.

• In 1949, the Salmon Creek Country Club, a Juneau night spot, burned to the ground.

• In 1969, more than 2,300 acres of prime recreation forest was blackened by a fire in the Russian River area on the Kenai Peninsula.

In the nation

• In 1868, Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention he called a "Type-Writer."

• In 1892, the Democratic national convention in Chicago nominated former President Cleveland on the first ballot.

• In 1931, aviators Wiley Post and Harold Gatty took off from New York on the first round-the-world flight in a single-engine plane.

• In 1938, the Civil Aeronautics Authority was established



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