In 1893, James Sheakley took office in Sitka as the fourth governor of Alaska.
In 1903, 200 passengers landed at Seward from the Santa Ana and the day became known as Founders Day.
In 1904, the Seattle-Sitka submarine telegraph cable of the Army Signal Corps was completed.
In 1959, Gov. William Egan announced plans to build a road connection to Southeast Alaska via the Stikine River.
In 1959, loud blasts and mushroom clouds over Fort Richardson were only simulated nuclear explosions made with TNT as part of a troop training exercise.
In 1959, Mount Redoubt, the highest mountain in the Aleutians, was climbed for the first time by Jon Gardey, Eugene Wescott, Charles Deehr and Findley Dennel.
In 1959, Mrs. A.A. Helda's 40-pound cabbage, an attraction for Anchorage tour buses, was stolen from her garden.
In 1970, the formation of the Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., to build and operate the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, was formally announced by a consortium of oil companies. Those companies were Atlantic-Richfield, British Petroleum, Humble Oil & Refining, Mobil Oil, Phillips Petroleum, Union Oil, Amerada-Hess and Home Oil.
In 1971, the Russian Orthodox Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, in Kenai, was dedicated as a National Historic Landmark.
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In 1609, Henry Hudson discovered Delaware Bay.
In 1917, 10 suffragists were arrested as they picketed the White House.
In 1955, Emmett Till, a black teenager from Chicago, was abducted from his uncle's home in Money, Miss., by two white men after he had supposedly whistled at a white woman. He was found brutally murdered three days later. (Two men charged with Till's murder - Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam - were acquitted at trial. They later confessed in a magazine article to beating and shooting Till.)