In Alaska, in the Nation and the World
1928, a windstorm in Cordova caused more than $30,000 in damage to the town.
1974, negotiators for the Alaska Public Employees Association accepted a 15 percent pay increase for striking supervisors, ending the state's first government employee strike.
1979, a rockslide in Juneau destroyed a 40-foot section of the Basin Road trestle, closing access to Gold Creek Basin.
1980, Alaska voted to send an all-Republican delegation to Washington D.C. as Frank Murkowski defeated Clark Gruening in the Senate race and incumbent Don Young won re-election.
1986, Steve Cowper was elected as the state of Alaska's seventh governor.
In the nation
In 1884, Democrat Grover Cleveland was elected to his first term as president, defeating Republican James G. Blaine.
In 1924, Nellie T. Ross of Wyoming was elected the nation's first female governor to serve out the remaining term of her late husband, William B. Ross.