This Day in History

Posted: Friday, August 20, 2004

In Alaska

• In 1868, Hiram Ketchum Jr. became the first Collector of Customs for Alaska.

• In 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed the Alexander Archipelago Forest Reserve.

• In 1938, the first scheduled Pan American air express flight from Seattle to Juneau landed at Auke Bay.

In the nation

• In 1866, President Andrew Johnson formally declared the Civil War over, months after the fighting had stopped.

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