This Day in History

Posted: Friday, October 10, 2008

In Alaska, in the Nation and the World

In Alaska

• In 1886, the Kensington Gold Lode, north of Juneau, was discovered.

• In 1898, placer gold was discovered on Porcupine Creek, a tributary of the Chilkat River near Haines.

• In 1926, a major fire in Douglas burned the entire eastern part of the town including the Native village.

In the nation

• In 1845, the U.S. Naval Academy was established in Annapolis, Md.

• In 1908, the Chicago Cubs won Game 1 of the World Series with a 10-6 victory over the Detroit Tigers at Bennett Park.

• In 1935, George Gershwin's opera "Porgy and Bess" opened on Broadway.

• In 1958, the private-eye series "77 Sunset Strip" premiered on ABC-TV.

• In 1973, Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, accused of accepting bribes, pleaded no contest to one count of federal income tax evasion and resigned from office.

• In 1978, President Carter signed a bill authorizing the Susan B. Anthony dollar.

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