In Alaska and in the Nation
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In 1794, Capt. George Vancouver sailed from Baranof Island in Southeast Alaska after completing his surveys in Alaska.
In 1932, the German flying boat Groenland-Wal landed in Juneau on an around-the-world flight.
In 1959, a 140-foot flag pole was erected on the Anchorage City Hall lawn. At the time, it was Alaska's tallest flag pole.
In 1960, for the second time in half a century, volcanic activity at Mount Katmai National Monument on the Alaska Peninsula showered ash as far as 100 miles away.
In the nation
In 1787, inventor John Fitch demonstrated his steamboat on the Delaware River to delegates of the Continental Congress.
In 1846, Gen. Stephen W. Kearny proclaimed all of New Mexico a territory of the United States.
In 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Vice President Richard M. Nixon were nominated for second terms in office by the Republican national convention in San Francisco.
In 1989, Black Panther co-founder Huey P. Newton was shot to death in Oakland, Calif. (Gunman Tyrone Robinson was later sentenced to 32 years to life in prison.)
In 1997, a federal official threw out the contentious Teamsters election because of alleged campaign fund-raising abuses, forcing union President Ron Carey into another race against James P. Hoffa.
In 2002, President Bush proposed to end the government's "hands-off" policy in national forests and ease logging restrictions in fire-prone areas.
In 2006, Paramount Pictures severed ties to Tom Cruise after 14 years, citing unacceptable conduct.
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