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In 1899, a two-day storm wrought havoc along Nome's waterfront, scattering wreckage along miles of shore. Lumber for the hospital was recovered, but the only remains of the whiskey shipment were empty cases.
In 1904, the Dillingham Post Office was established, with Russell Bates as postmaster.
In 1954, the Federal Communications Commission granted permission to AT&T to build twin underwater communications cables between Port Angeles, Washington and Ketchikan at a cost of about $13 million.
In 1973, Angoon residents approved the acceptance of $90,000 in U.S. reparations for the bombardment of the Southeast Alaska village by the U.S. Revenue Cutter Corwin in October of 1882.
In the nation
In 1879, Thomas Edison invented a workable electric light at his lab in Menlo Park, N.J.
In 1797, the U.S. Navy frigate Constitution, also known as "Old Ironsides," was launched in Boston's harbor.
In 1959, the Guggenheim Museum in New York opened to the public.
In 1967, tens of thousands of Vietnam War protesters marched in Washington, D.C.
In 2003, the Senate voted to ban the practice that critics call partial-birth abortion.
In the world
In 1944, during World War II, U.S. troops captured the German city of Aachen.
In 1945, women in France were allowed to vote for the first time.
In 2003, the U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution demanding that Israel tear down a barrier jutting into the West Bank.