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In 1949, Seattle's Elk Lodge No. 92 announced plans to adopt the territorial school at Ninilchik by providing the school with books, films, toys, games, and clothing.
In 1954, three former crewmembers of a seine boat that operated in Southeast Alaska were arrested in Cordova and California for attempting to bribe a U.S. Fish & Wildlife agent.
In 1978, SOHIO officials complained that Alaska's high taxes may force them to limit development in the state.
In the nation
In 1928, a preview was held in New York of the first all-talking feature, "The Lights of New York."
In 1933, the first All-Star baseball game was played, at Chicago's Comiskey Park; the American League defeated the National League 4-2.
In 1944, 169 people died in a fire that broke out in the main tent of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum-and-Bailey Circus in Hartford, Conn.
In 1945, President Truman signed an executive order establishing the Medal of Freedom.
In 1957, Althea Gibson became the first black tennis player to win a Wimbledon singles title, defeating fellow American Darlene Hard 6-3, 6-2.
In 1989, the U.S. Army destroyed its last Pershing 1-A missiles at an ammunition plant in Karnack, Texas, under terms of the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty.
In 1998, Se Ri Pak, a 20-year-old rookie from South Korea, became the youngest winner of the U.S. Women's Open, defeating American amateur Jenny Chuasiriporn in sudden death.
In 2002, Serena Williams beat older sister Venus 7-6 (4), 6-3 to win her first Wimbledon title and second straight Grand Slam tournament.
In the world
In 1535, Sir Thomas More was executed in England for treason.
In 1917, during World War I, Arab forces led by T.E. Lawrence captured the port of Aqaba from the Turks.
In 1923, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was formed.
In 1967, the Biafran War erupted. The war, which lasted 2 1/2 years, claimed some 600,000 lives.
In 1993, on the eve of the Group of Seven summit in Tokyo, President Clinton and Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa expressed optimism about resolving a contentious trade dispute between their countries.
In 1998, protestants rioted in many parts of Northern Ireland after British authorities blocked an Orange Order march in Portadown.
In 2002, gunmen assassinated Afghan Vice President Abdul Qadir, who was considered key to U.S.-backed efforts to stabilize the war-fractured nation.