In 1954, 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 United States and Canada entered into formal negotiations seeking an agreement for a trans-Canada natural gas pipeline.
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In 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing American women the right to vote, was certified in effect by Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby.
In 1968, the Democratic National Convention opened in Chicago.