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In 1903, Joe Juneau was buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Juneau, the town that was named after him. His body was moved from Dawson, Canada, where he had died in 1899.
In 1920, the first airplane flew over Juneau as part of a bomber squadron bound for Nome.
In 1925, George A. Parks took office as the eleventh governor of the territory of Alaska, appointed by President Calvin Coolidge.
In 1970, a 34-day strike that closed the White Pass and Yukon Railway ended with the official who negotiated the settlement leaving under police protection.
In the nation
In 1777, American forces won the Revolutionary War Battle of Bennington, Vt.
In 1812, Detroit fell to British and Indian forces in the War of 1812.
In 1861, President Lincoln prohibited the states of the Union from trading with the seceding states of the Confederacy.
In 1954, Sports Illustrated was first published by Time Inc.
In 1956, Adlai E. Stevenson was nominated for president at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
In 1987, 156 people were killed when Northwest Airlines Flight 255 crashed while trying to take off from Detroit.
In 1995, the government more than doubled its estimate of rapes or attempted rapes in the United States each year, to 310,000, a finding praised by leaders of women's groups.
In 2000, delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles formally nominated Al Gore for president. Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona was diagnosed with a second bout of melanoma (the cancer was later surgically removed, with no sign that it had spread).
In 2004, President Bush announced a plan to return two Army divisions from Cold War-era bases in Germany.
In the world
In 1829, the original "Siamese twins," Chang and Eng Bunker, arrived in Boston to be exhibited to the Western world.
In 1858, a telegraphed message from Britain's Queen Victoria to President Buchanan was transmitted over the recently laid trans-Atlantic cable.
In 1960, Britain granted independence to the crown colony of Cyprus.
In 2004, election officials in Venezuela announced that voters had overwhelmingly chosen to keep President Hugo Chavez in office.