This Day in History

Posted: Sunday, August 12, 2007

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In Alaska

• In 1869, William H. Seward, former U.S. Secretary of State, delivered a speech in Sitka.

• In 1954, Gov. B. Frank Heintzleman announced the estimated population of Alaska was a record 221,000 people.

• In 1966, four out of five gubernatorial candidates said they opposed state-run lotteries. The fifth, Mike Stepovich, said he personally opposed them, but wanted a vote of the people.

• In 1979, Norma Hoyt donated 2,000 rare and out-of- print books to the Loussac Library in Anchorage.

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