In Alaska, in the Nation and the World
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.