In 1916, the new steel tower for the Marconi Wireless Co. was completed on the side of Mount Juneau.
In 1929, George Parks was re-confirmed as governor of Alaska by the U.S. Senate. He was governor of the Territory of Alaska from 1925 until 1933, appointed by presidents Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover.
In 1959, just months after statehood, Alaskan House Majority Leader Peter Kalamarides said he thought the state capitol should be moved from Juneau.
In 1969, over protests at home and abroad, the Atomic Energy Commission exploded a 1.2-megaton hydrogen bomb beneath Amchitka Island in the Aleutians. Two more such tests were also scheduled.
In the nation
In 1863, President Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November Thanksgiving Day.
In 1951, the New York Giants captured the National League pennant in game three by a score of 5-4 as third baseman Bobby Thomson hit a three-run homer off Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca in the "shot heard 'round the world."
In 1962, astronaut Wally Schirra blasted off from Cape Canaveral aboard the "Sigma Seven" on a nine-hour flight.