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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 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 11th governor of the Territory of Alaska, appointed by President Coolidge.
In 1970, a 34-day strike that closed the White Pass & 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.
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, 50 years ago, 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 2000, delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles formally nominated Al Gore for president.
In the 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 1996, a jubilant Bob Dole set out from the Republican convention, promoting his tax-cut plan as a boon to working families.
In 2001, Paul Burrell, trusted butler of Princess Diana for many years, was charged with the theft of hundreds of royal family items, a charge he denied. (The case collapsed when Queen Elizabeth told prosecutors that Burrell had told her he was holding some of Diana's things for safekeeping. )
In 2005, hundreds of defiant Jewish settlers hunkered down in advance of a midnight deadline to leave Gaza. A plane carrying vacationers home from Panama to Martinique crashed in western Venezuela, killing all 160 people on board. Two transport helicopters carrying NATO peacekeepers crashed in western Afghan-istan, killing 17 Spanish troops.