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In 1886, Gold was discovered on the Forty-Mile.
In 1910, an early morning fire destroyed several business buildings in Petersburg.
In 1947, the first Golden North Salmon Derby was established by the Juneau Sportsmen's Association.
In 1952, the S.S. Princess Kathleen ran aground and sank 18 miles north of Juneau, eight miles from where the Princess Sophia went down in 1918.
In 1969, Alaska Airlines announced the acquisition of Alaska Co., a Denver-based firm with interests in 20,000 acres of Federal land on the North Slope.
In 1979, the state of Alaska ran ads costing $110,000 in 32 metropolitan newspapers nationwide urging readers to "FREE ALASKA" and to oppose the Udall-Anderson D-2 lands bill.
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In 1927, American television pioneer Philo T. Farnsworth, 21, succeeded in transmitting the image of a line through purely electronic means with a device called an "image dissector."