In 1907, the Chugach National Forest was established.
In 1949, the vessel Cross Sound unloaded 250 dozen live crabs in Seattle, the first live crabs to be brought from Alaska in a fishing vessel.
In 1957, Richfield Oil Corporation announced Alaska's first major oil strike at Richfield's Swanson River Unit, Well No. 1.
In 1962, the first Forest Service Visitor Center in the U.S. was dedicated at the Mendenhall Glacier near Juneau.
In the nation
In 1967, rioting that claimed some 43 lives erupted in Detroit.
In 1984, Vanessa Williams became the first Miss America to resign her title, because of nude photographs of her that turned up in Penthouse magazine.
In the world
In 1892, Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia was born.
In 1914, Austria-Hungary issued an ultimatum to Serbia following the killing of Archduke Francis Ferdinand by a Serb assassin. The dispute led to World War I.
In 1952, Egyptian military officers led by Gamal Abdel Nasser overthrew King Farouk I.