This Day in History

Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2007

In Alaska

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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.

In the nation

• 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.

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