This Day in History

Posted: Friday, July 06, 2007

In Alaska, in the Nation and the World

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In Alaska

• 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 and 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 1777, during the American Revolution, British forces captured Fort Ticonderoga.

• In 1945, President Truman signed an executive order establishing the Medal of Freedom.

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