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In 1784, the first Russian colony in Alaska was established on Kodiak Island.
In 1870, the first lease of the Pribilof Islands was signed by the Alaska Commercial Company and the U.S. Treasury Department.
In 1879, Alaska's first Presbyterian church was dedicated at Wrangell.
In 1908, the first automobile in Fairbanks, a Pope-Toledo, arrived for David Laite.
In 1959, Anchorage police were asked to be on the lookout for an escaped goose with an unfriendly disposition.
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In 1807, former Vice President Aaron Burr went on trial before a federal court in Richmond, Va., for treason. (He was acquitted less than a month later.)
In 1923, Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as the 30th president of the United States, following the death of Warren G. Harding.
In 1936, the U.S. State Department urged Americans in Spain to leave because of that country's civil war.
In 1943, Gen. George S. Patton slapped a private at an army hospital in Sicily, accusing him of cowardice. (Patton was later ordered by Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower to apologize for this and a second similar episode.)