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This Day in History

Posted: Friday, September 03, 2004

In Alaska

• In 1905, the Fairbanks Sunday Times was established. It became the Fairbanks Daily Times in 1906.

• In 1910, the weekly newspaper, The Iditarod Nugget, was established by John F.A. Strong. He became Alaska's eighth governor in 1913.

• In 1941, the U.S. Army activated a post in Nome with nine officers and 221 enlisted men.

• In 1972, the 84-room section of the McKinley Park Hotel was destroyed by fire.

In the nation

• In 1967, the original version of the television game show "What's My Line?," hosted by John Charles Daly, broadcast its final episode after more than 17 years on CBS.

• In 2003, Paul Hill, a former minister who said he murdered an abortion doctor and his bodyguard to save the lives of unborn babies, was executed in Florida by injection, becoming the first person put to death in the United States for anti-abortion violence.

In the world

• In 1658, Oliver Cromwell, the lord protector of England, died.



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