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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.
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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.)