In Alaska, in the Nation and the World
In 1869, William H. Seward, former U.S. Secretary of State, delivered a speech in Sitka.
In 1954, territorial Gov. B. Frank Heintzleman announced the estimated population of Alaska was a record 221,000 people.
In 1966, four out of five gubernatorial candidates stated they flatly opposed state-run lotteries. The fifth, Mike Stepovich, said he personally opposed them, but wanted a vote of the people.
In 1969, the Bank of America was chosen to manage the funds to be obtained from the North Slope Oil Lease sale in September.
In 1979, Norma Hoyt donated 2,000 rare and out-of-print books to the Loussac Library in Anchorage.
In the nation
In 1867, President Andrew Johnson sparked a move to impeach him as he defied Congress by suspending Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton.
In 1960, the first balloon satellite, the Echo 1, was launched by the United States from Cape Canaveral, Fla.