In 1900, Captain Frank Tuttle of the revenue cutter Bear reported a measles epidemic had killed many Eskimos along the western coast of the Seward Peninsula.
In 1913, the first airplane flight in Alaska was made by Captain J.V. Martin at Fairbanks.
In 1950, the Liberty Bell reproduction was dedicated in front of the Federal Building in Juneau, now the Capitol Building.
In the nation
In 1775, Gen. George Washington took command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Mass.
In 1863, the three-day Civil War Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., ended in a major victory for the North, as Confederate troops retreated.
In the world
In 1608, the city of Quebec was founded by Samuel de Champlain.
In 1898, the U.S. Navy defeated a Spanish fleet in the harbor at Santiago, Cuba, during the Spanish-American War.
In 1962, Algeria became independent after 132 years of French rule.
In 1987, British millionaire Richard Branson and Per Lindstrand became the first hot-air balloon travelers to cross the Atlantic, jumping into the sea as their craft went down off the Scottish coast.
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