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In 1907, fire destroyed Cleary's business section.
In 1910, the Cape Hinchinbrook light station was placed in service at the entrance to Prince William Sound.
In 1917, the halibut steamer Manhattan wrecked near Lituya Bay in Southeast Alaska.
In 1949, Cecil Moore left Fairbanks to begin a 5,000-mile trek by dogsled to Lewiston, Mo. He was hoping to take about 120 days.
In 1979, 100 mph winds lashed Anchorage, knocking down trees, flipping airplanes and damaging buildings.
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In 1777, the Second Continental Congress approved the Articles of Confederation, a precursor to the Constitution of the United States.
In 1806, explorer Zebulon Pike sighted the mountaintop now known as Pikes Peak in present-day Colorado.
In 1926, the National Broadcasting Co. debuted as a radio network.
In 1939, President Franklin Roosevelt laid the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.
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