This Day in History

Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2008

In Alaska, in the Nation and the World

In Alaska

• In 1949, amidst growing skepticism over the validity of the Fishwheel Gold Strike, 160 miles north of Fairbanks on the Yukon River, a University of Alaska geologist revealed one of the nuggets he examined from the strike was brass and two others were pocket worn.

• In 1988, two stranded gray whales left Barrow following an international rescue effort.

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