In 1900, seven were elected to Juneau's first city council. One member, A. K. Delaney, was elected the capital city's first mayor.
In 1923, the U.S. Land Office closed at Juneau and moved to Anchorage.
In 1929, new fishery regulations issued by the Department of Commerce prohibited all trap fishing for salmon in Southeast Alaska during the fall season.
In 1958, the U.S. Senate passed the Alaska Statehood Bill by a vote of 64 to 20.
In 1973, the first Alaska Airlines jet landed at the new Ketchikan International Airport.
In 1976, the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park was established.
In the nation
In 1906, the Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act became law.
In 1921, President Harding appointed former President Taft chief justice of the United States.
In 1936, the novel "Gone with the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell was published in New York.
In 1952, "The Guiding Light," a popular radio program, made its TV debut on CBS.
In 1971, the 26th Amendment to the Constitution, lowering the minimum voting age to 18, was ratified as Ohio became the 38th state to approve it.
In 1986, the Supreme Court ruled that states could outlaw homosexual acts between consenting adults.
In 1994, the U.S. Figure Skating Association stripped Tonya Harding of the 1994 national championship and banned her for life because of the attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan.
In 1993, Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy promised federal help for Midwestern farmers as he toured flood-damaged areas of Iowa, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
In 1998, Linda Tripp, whose tape-and-tell friendship with Monica Lewinsky spurred a White House crisis, spent six hours testifying before a grand jury in Washington. Officials confirmed that the previously unidentified remains of a Vietnam War serviceman buried in the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery were those of Air Force pilot Michael J. Blassie.
In 2002, Leonard Gregg, a part-time firefighter, was charged with starting one of the two wildfires that merged into a monstrous blaze in eastern Arizona. Gregg faces trial on federal charges.
In the world
In 1963, Pope Paul VI became the 262nd head of the Roman Catholic Church.
In 1934, Adolf Hitler began his "blood purge" of political and military leaders in Germany.
In 1971, a Soviet space mission ended in tragedy when three cosmonauts aboard Soyuz 11 were found dead inside their spacecraft after it had returned to Earth.
In 1985, 39 American hostages from a hijacked TWA jetliner were freed in Beirut after being held 17 days.
In 2002, Brazil defeated Germany, 2-0, for the team's record fifth World Cup title.
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