In 1959, an Anchorage Daily Times editorial argued that Juneau was too remote from the rest of Alaska to be considered a good state capital. Alaska's Labor Commissioner, Lewis Dischner, reported that the Teamsters Union and an AFL-CIO affiliate were beginning separate efforts to organize state employees.
In 1969, Dr. Richard Warner, a Canadian professor of environmental biology, warned that an oil spill in the Arctic could produce disastrous pollution which could persist for decades, perhaps centuries. In 1969, the ice-breaking tanker, the U.S.S. Manhattan, began its return voyage from Alaska to the East Coast of the U.S. with one barrel of North Slope crude oil.
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In 1642, Harvard College in Cambridge, Mass., held its first commencement.
In 1779, during the Revolutionary War, the American warship "Bon Homme Richard" defeated the HMS Serapis after the American commander, John Paul Jones, is said to have declared: "I have not yet begun to fight!"