This Day in History

Posted: Wednesday, November 02, 2005

In Alaska

• In 1893, an official survey of the townsite of Juneau was commenced by C.W. Garside.

• In 1912, the Alaska Daily Empire was established by J.F.A. Strong (who became governor of the territory in 1913). It later became the Southeast Alaska Empire, and then the Juneau Empire.

• In 1920, residents of Anchorage voted 328-130 to incorporate as a first-class city.

• In 1976, the voters of Alaska authorized the formation of the Alaska Permanent Fund.

• In 1982, Bill Sheffield was elected as the state of Alaska's sixth governor.

In the nation

• In 1783, Gen. George Washington issued his farewell address to the Army near Princeton, N.J.

• In 1889, North Dakota and South Dakota became the 39th and 40th states.

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