This Day in History

Posted: Monday, November 03, 2008

In Alaska, in the Nation and the World

In Alaska

• In 1904, the post office of Gakona was established.

• 1942, road crews met at the "breakthrough" at Beaver Creek on the Alaska Highway, where the roads met.

• In 1970, William A. Egan was elected as the fourth governor of Alaska. Egan also served as the state's first governor.

• 1980, U.S. Supreme Court Justice William Renquist issued a temporary stay preventing the Alaska Permanent Fund. Dividend Law from going into effect and the checks from being mailed. The stay was based on a suit filed by Patricia and Ron Zobel of Anchorage.

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