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In 1907, a battle took place in Keystone Canyon, near Valdez, over a railroad right-of-way.
In 1910, the Copper River and Northwestern Railway link to Chitna was established, and in succeeding years, Railroad Day was celebrated.
In 1932, the Russell Hyde Merrill memorial beacon was dedicated in Anchorage.
In 1969, a rupture of a rubberized oil storage bladder at Prudhoe Bay spilled 20,000 gallons of jet fuel onto the rime ice over the bay. A protective dike around the oil storage area was still under construction.
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In 1690, one of the earliest American newspapers, Publick Occurrences, published its first - and last - edition in Boston.
In 1775, American Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen was captured by the British as he led an attack on Montreal.
In 1789, the first United States Congress adopted 12 amendments to the Constitution and sent them to the states for ratification. (Ten of the amendments became the Bill of Rights.)
In 1890, President Benjamin Harrison signed a measure establishing Sequoia National Park.