This Day in History

Posted: Friday, October 26, 2007

In Alaska

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• In 1882, the U.S. Navy shelled the Southeast Alaska community of Angoon.

• In 1979, the Carlanna Lake Dam ruptured, causing an estimated $2.2 million water damage in Ketchikan.

• In 1974, the Teamster Mall in Anchorage officially opened.

• In 1975, King Olaf V of Norway arrived in Anchorage. Alaska was his last stop on an American tour.

In the nation

• In 1774, the First Continental Congress adjourned in Philadelphia.

• In 1825, the Erie Canal opened in upstate New York, connecting Lake Erie and the Hudson River.

• In 1881, the "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" took place in Tombstone, Ariz., as Wyatt Earp, his two brothers and "Doc" Holliday confronted Ike Clanton's gang. Three members of Clanton's group were killed; Earp's brothers and Holliday were wounded.

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