In Alaska, in the Nation and the World
In 1869, the Yukon, the first steamboat to go up the river, reached Fort Yukon.
In 1938, mining operations ceased at the Kennecott Mine, where thousands of dollars worth of copper had been produced since 1911.
In 1969, the commissioner of public safety, responding to complaints about the influx of "hippies" into Alaska, urged residents to be more tolerant of young people.
In the nation
In 1948, President Truman helped dedicate New York International Airport (later John F. Kennedy International Airport) at Idlewild Field.
In 1964, the American space probe Ranger 7 reached the moon, where it transmitted pictures of the lunar surface.
In 1972, Democratic vice-presidential candidate Thomas Eagleton withdrew from the ticket with George McGovern following disclosures Eagleton had once undergone psychiatric treatment.
In the world
In 1556, St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus - the Jesuit order of Catholic priests and brothers - died in Rome.