In Alaska, in the Nation and the World
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In 1902, Felix Pedro discovered gold on Cleary Creek, touching off a stampede that resulted in the founding of Fairbanks.
In 1923, President Warren G. Harding spent the day in Sitka, the last stop of his Alaska tour.
In 1954, the Bureau of Land Management held a drawing to determine the priority for assigning oil leases in the Cold Bay and Wild Bay areas of the Alaska Peninsula. The BLM received 287 applications.
In 1968, the native village of Tyonek offered to sell electric power to the city of Kenai to help them with their electricity shortage.
In the nation
In 1587, an English colony fated to vanish under mysterious circumstances was established on Roanoke Island off North Carolina.
In 1796, Cleveland, Ohio, was founded by Gen. Moses Cleaveland.
In 1934, a man identified as bank robber John Dillinger was shot to death by federal agents outside Chicago's Biograph Theater.
In 1937, the Senate rejected President Franklin Roosevelt's proposal to add more justices to the Supreme Court.
In 1957, Walter "Fred" Morrison applied for a patent for a "flying toy," which became known as the Frisbee.