This Day in History

Posted: Tuesday, October 04, 2005

In Alaska

• 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.

In the nation

• In 1777, George Washington's troops launched an assault on the British at Germantown, Pa., resulting in heavy American casualties.

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