In 1906, the office of the governor of Alaska opened in Juneau after being moved from Sitka, six years after Congress authorized the move.
In 1938, artist Eustace Ziegler arrived in Juneau to paint murals for the Baranof Hotel.
In 1969, construction began on an access road connecting the trans-Alaska oil pipeline terminal with the city of Valdez.
In 1986, the 5 billionth barrel of Alaska oil left Pump Station No. 1 at Prudhoe Bay.
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In 1664, the Dutch surrendered New Amsterdam to the British, who renamed it New York.
In 1900, Galveston, Texas, was struck by a hurricane that killed about 6,000 people.
In 1921, Margaret Gorman of Washington, D.C., was crowned the first Miss America in Atlantic City, N.J.