This Day in History

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2006

In Alaska

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• 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 1836, Congress approved the Deposit Act, which contained a provision for turning over surplus federal revenue to the states.

• In 1868, Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for his "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.

• In 1947, the Senate joined the House in overriding President Truman's veto of the Taft-Hartley Act.

• In 1967, President Johnson and Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin held the first of two meetings in Glassboro, N.J.

• In 1969, Warren E. Burger was sworn in as chief U.S. justice by the man he was succeeding, Earl Warren.

• In 1972, President Nixon and White House chief of staff H.R. Haldeman discussed a plan to use the CIA to obstruct the FBI's Watergate investigation. (Revelation of the tape recording of this conversation led to Nixon's resignation in 1974.)

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