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In 1921, the Douglas Island News published its final issue, then moved to Juneau as Stroller's Weekly.
In 1942, the U.S. Army activated the post at Big Delta with four officers and 74 enlisted men.
In 1949, the validity of Alaska's income tax law was affirmed in a court decision against the Alaska Steamship Company.
In 1959, the U.S. Air Force announced plans to build a satellite tracking station at Donnelly Flats near Fairbanks.
In 1969, Jacques Cousteau's oceanographic vessel, the Calypso, arrived in Anchorage to get ready for a 6-week stay in Alaskan waters to film in Southeast Alaska and the Aleutian Islands.
In the nation
In 1807, a grand jury in Richmond, Va., indicted former Vice President Aaron Burr on charges of treason and high misdemeanor. He was later acquitted.
In 1968, Resurrection City, a shantytown constructed as part of the Poor People's March on Washington, D.C., was closed down by authorities.
In 1975, 113 people were killed when an Eastern Airlines Boeing 727 crashed while attempting to land during a thunderstorm at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.
In 1983, the space shuttle Challenger - carrying America's first woman in space, Sally K. Ride - coasted to a safe landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California.
In 1997, the Air Force released a report on the so-called "Roswell Incident," suggesting the alien bodies that witnesses reported seeing in 1947 were actually life-sized dummies.
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