This Day in History

Posted: Wednesday, July 28, 2004

In Alaska

• In 1929, Alaska Airways, represented by Col. Ben Eielson, purchased the entire stock of the Bennett-Rodebaugh Airplane Co.

• In 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill to provide protection for Ketchikan's water supply by setting aside an 8,600-acre water supply reserve near the city.

• In 1977, at 11:02 p.m., the first oil from the Prudhoe Bay oil fields reached Valdez, after traveling the 798 miles of the trans-Alaska pipeline.

In the nation

• In 1868, the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing due process of law, was declared in effect.

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