This Day in History

Posted: Friday, July 01, 2005

In Alaska

• In 1925, Karl Thiele took office as the first full-time secretary of Alaska, the territorial version of today's lieutenant governor.

• In 1939, the U.S. Coast Guard announced that it was revamping its structure and was merging with the Lighthouse Service and the Steamboat Inspection Service.

• 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 1949, the U.S. Coast Guard established Alaska as the 17th Coast Guard District with its headquarters in Juneau.

• In 1959, state licenses were required for sport fishing, hunting and trapping. Gov. William Egan was issued license No. 1.

• In 1966, the then-largest civil case in the history of Alaska was filed in Anchorage. In dispute were shifted property boundaries resulting from the Good Friday Earthquake of March 27, 1964.

• In 1969, Bristol Bay's striking fishermen blockaded the mouth of the Naknek River to keep nonstriking boats from moving out to fishing grounds.

• In 1969, 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 1972, the U.S. Naval Station and the Naval Communications Station at Kodiak were turned over to the Coast Guard for operation.

• In 1972, the North Slope Borough was established.

In the nation

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

• In 1944, delegates from 44 countries began meeting at Bretton Woods, N.H., where they agreed to establish the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

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