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In 1948, 100 sets of "squeezers" - dice rigged to favor certain combinations - were seized in a gambling raid near Ladd Field, Fairbanks.
In 1954, In an unusual sighting, a huge school of albacore tuna, warm-water fish, were sighted 80 miles southwest of Yakutat. A special fishing period on the Nushagak River was approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to provide for needy residents.
In 1959, the cornerstone was laid for the first academic building of Alaska Methodist University in Anchorage, now Alaska Pacific University.
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In 1972, George McGovern won the Democratic presidential nomination at the party's convention in Miami Beach.
In 1977, President Carter defended Supreme Court decisions limiting government payments for poor women's abortions, saying, "There are many things in life that are not fair."
In 1984, Democratic presidential candidate Walter F. Mondale announced he'd chosen U.S. Rep. Geraldine A. Ferraro of New York to be his running mate; Ferraro was the first woman to run for vice president on a major-party ticket.
In 2005, Miguel Tejada and Mark Teixeira led the American League to a 7-5 win over the National League in Detroit for the AL's eighth straight All-Star victory.