In Alaska, in the Nation and the World
In 1913, the First Territorial Bank of Alaska opened in Douglas.
In 1959, Wrangell sought state help in finding a doctor for the town after its only doctor fell ill and could not practice.
In the nation
In 1776, the second Continental Congress made the term "United States" official, replacing "United Colonies."
In 1830, Charles Durant flew a balloon from New York City across the Hudson River to Perth Amboy, N.J.
In 1850, California became the 31st state of the union.
In 1956, Elvis Presley made the first of three appearances on "The Ed Sullivan Show."