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In 1906, the Office of the Governor opened in Juneau after being moved from Sitka, six years after Congress authorized the move.
In 1937, 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 Alaskan oil left Pump Station No. 1 at Prudhoe Bay.
In the nation
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 an estimated 8,000 or more people.
In 1930, the comic strip "Blondie," created by Chic Young, was first published.
In 1934, 134 people lost their lives in a fire aboard the liner Morro Castle off the New Jersey coast.
In 1951, a peace treaty with Japan was signed by 48 other nations in San Francisco.
In 1966, the science-fiction TV series "Star Trek" premiered on NBC; the situation comedy "That Girl," starring Marlo Thomas, premiered on ABC.
In 1971, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts opened in Washington, D.C., with a performance of Leonard Bernstein's "Mass."
In 1974, President Ford granted an unconditional pardon to former President Nixon.
In the world
In 1941, the 900-day Siege of Leningrad by German forces began during World War II.
In 2001, the World Conference Against Racism ended in South Africa as tumultuously as it began, with organizers calling it a success.