In Alaska, in the Nation and the World
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 pipeline terminal with the city of Valdez.
In 1986, the five billionth barrel of Alaskan oil left Pump Station 1 at Prudhoe Bay.
In the nation
In 1565, a Spanish expedition established the first permanent European settlement in North America at present-day St. Augustine, Fla.
In 1900, Galveston, Texas, was struck by a hurricane that killed an estimated 8,000 people.
In 1930, the comic strip "Blondie," created by Chic Young, was first published.