This Day in History

Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2007

In Alaska, in the Nation and the World

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In Alaska

• In 1901, 23 passengers and two crew members from a Northwest Orient Airlines plane were stricken by a sudden illness, filling up the Providence Hospital Emergency Room. The plane was en route from Manilla to Seattle.

• In 1958, the Statehood Act passed by the U.S Congress was approved by Alaska voters 40,852 to 8,010.

• In 1977, the U.S. and Canada entered into formal negotiations seeking an agreement for a trans-Canada natural gas pipeline.

In the nation

• In 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing American women the right to vote, was certified.

• In 1961, the original Hockey Hall of Fame was opened in Toronto.

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