This Day in History

Posted: Tuesday, July 01, 2003

In Alaska

• In 1946, a bill raising the territorial bounty on wolves from $20 to $30 and on coyotes from $17.50 to $25 took effect.

• In 1969, Bristol Bay's striking fishermen blockaded the mouth of the Naknek River to keep non-striking boats from moving out to fishing grounds. The Southeast Alaska Correctional Institution at Lemon Creek in Juneau was dedicated.

• In 1972, the United States made its first payment of $500,000 to each of 12 Alaska Native Regional corporations. The payments finally totaled $462.5 million as authorized by the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.

In the nation

• In 1863, the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg began.

In the world

• In 1867, Canada became a self-governing dominion of Great Britain as the British North America Act took effect.

• In 1946, the United States exploded a 20-kiloton atomic bomb near Bikini Atoll in the Pacific.

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