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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 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.
In 1812, Detroit fell to British and Indian forces in the War of 1812.
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 1997, thousands of Elvis Presley fans thronged Graceland on the 20th anniversary of his death.
In 2000, delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles formally nominated Al Gore for president.
In 2002, Major League Baseball players set a strike deadline of Aug. 30. (Both sides finally reached an agreement with just six hours to spare.)
In 2006, New York City officials released new tapes of hundreds of heart-wrenching phone calls from the World Trade Center on 9-11, along with other emergency transcripts.
In the world
In 1858, a telegraphed message from Britain's Queen Victoria to President James Buchanan was transmitted over the recently laid trans-Atlantic cable.
In 1960, Britain ceded control of the crown colony of Cyprus.
In 1987, thousands of people worldwide began a two-day celebration of the "harmonic convergence," which heralded what believers called the start of a new, purer age of humankind.
In 1997, two cosmonauts just returned from Mir (Vasily Tsibliyev and Alexander Lazutkin) held a news conference in which they rejected criticism that they were to blame for troubles aboard the aging, problem-plagued space station.
In 2002, terrorist mastermind Abu Nidal reportedly was found shot to death in Baghdad, Iraq; he was 65.
In 2006, John Mark Karr was arrested in Thailand as a suspect in the slaying of child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey. (Karr's confession that he had killed JonBenet was later discredited.)
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