This Day in History

Posted: Sunday, October 03, 2004

In Alaska

• In 1904, the submarine telegraph cable between Sitka and Valdez was completed.

• In 1916, the new steel tower for the Marconi Wireless Company 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 1934, the Nome Common Council approved a replat of the 6-acre downtown area that had been leveled by fire two weeks earlier. The Council widened Front Street and moved it about 25 feet farther from the beach.

• In 1959, just months after statehood, Alaskan House Majority Leader Peter Kalamarides said he felt the state capital 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. The State of Alaska's two-level parking garage opened up in Juneau with a net gain of 30 parking spaces at a cost of $345,708 ($11,523 per space).

In the nation

• In 1863, President Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November Thanksgiving Day.

• In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the Office of Economic Stabilization.

• 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 the Brooklyn Dodgers' Ralph Branca in the "shot heard 'round the world."

• In 1952, the situation comedy "Our Miss Brooks," formerly a radio show, premiered on CBS-TV with Eve Arden again in the title role.

• In 1962, astronaut Wally Schirra blasted off from Cape Canaveral aboard the Sigma 7 on a nine-hour flight.

• In 1994, Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy announced his resignation because of questions about gifts he'd received.

In the world

• In 1226, St. Francis of Assisi, founder of the Franciscan order, died. He was canonized in 1228.

• In 1929, the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes formally changed its name to the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.



Page not found | Juneau Empire - Alaska's Capital City Online Newspaper

Page not found

We're sorry, but the page you were seeking does not exist. It may have been moved or expired.  Perhaps our search engine can help. 

 

CONTACT US

  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2230
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback

ADVERTISING

SUBSCRIBER SERVICES

SOCIAL NETWORKING

X