In 1932, the Wrangell Institute, a boarding school for Alaska Natives, opened its doors.
In 1939, Fairbanks radio station KFAR-AM went on the air for the first time as America's farthest north commercial radio station.
In 1950, the Alaska Womens' Pioneer Home opened in Sitka.
In 1952, radio station KJNO-AM signed on the air in Juneau.
In 1962, the first edition of The Tundra Times rolled off the presses.
In 1969, Gov. Keith Miller expressed his support for the planned nuclear blast on Amchitka Island, over widespread fear of a possible tsunami.
In 1978, KTOO-TV signed on the air as the first public television station in Southeast Alaska.
In the nation
In 1800, Spain ceded Louisiana to France in a secret treaty.
In 1908, Henry Ford introduced the Model T automobile to the market.
In 1961, Roger Maris of the New York Yankees hit his 61st home run during a 162-game season, compared to Babe Ruth's 60 home runs during a 154-game season.
In 1962, Johnny Carson debuted as the regular host of NBC's "Tonight" show.
In 1964, the Free Speech Movement was launched at the University of California at Berkeley.
In 1971, Walt Disney World opened in Orlando, Fla.
In 1994, National Hockey League team owners began a 103-day lockout of their players.
In 2003, conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh resigned from his ESPN sports job after stirring controversy by suggesting Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was overrated because the media wanted to see a black quarterback succeed.
In the world
In 1943, Allied forces captured Naples during World War II.
In 1949, Communist Party Chairman Mao Tse-tung raised the first flag of the People's Republic of China during a ceremony in Beijing.