In 1876, "Klondike Kate" Rockwell was born.
In 1880, Joe Juneau and Richard Harris staked the first mining claims in Silverbow Basin in Juneau.
In 1943, the Alaska Glacier Seafood Company plant at Petersburg was destroyed by fire.
In 1969, work stopped on Juneau's $50 million Snettisham Power Project after the Army Corps of Engineers ran out of money to let additional contracts.
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In 1777, George Washington's troops launched an assault on the British at Germantown, Pa., resulting in heavy American casualties.