This Day in History

Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2008

In Alaska

• 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.

In the nation

• 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.

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