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.
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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