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In 1938, the train that ran on the Copper River and Northwestern Railway out of Cordova made its last run.
In 1939, the Fairbanks City Council directed the police to eliminate the problem of wolves being kept as pets within city limits.
In 1974, community college faculty went on strike throughout the state affecting 7,000 students on nine campuses.
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In 1851, Herman Melville's novel "Moby-Dick" was first published in the United States.
In 1889, inspired by Jules Verne, New York World reporter Nellie Bly set out to travel around the world in less than 80 days. (She made the trip in 72 days.)
In 1970, a chartered Southern Airways DC9 crashed while trying to land in Huntington, W.Va, killing all 75 on board.