In 1896, the post office of Tyoonok was established on Cook Inlet. In 1905, the name was changed to Tyonek.
In 1916, a 40-man detachment of U.S. infantry arrived at its Anchorage post.
In 1963, the Glacier Valley Elementary School in Juneau was dedicated.
In the nation
In 1800, Congress held its first session in Washington in the partially completed Capitol.
In 1925, actor Rock Hudson was born in Winnetka, Ill.
In 1934, Lyndon Baines Johnson married Claudia Alta Taylor, better known as "Lady Bird."
In 1962, Washington's Dulles International Airport was dedicated by President Kennedy.
In 1973, President Nixon told Associated Press managing editors meeting in Orlando, Fla.: "People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook."
In 1994, Francisco Martin Duran, the Colorado man accused of an assault-rifle attack on the White House, was indicted on a new charge of trying to assassinate President Clinton. The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical "Sunset Boulevard" opened on Broadway with Glenn Close as faded movie star Norma Desmond.
In 2003, John Allen Muhammad was convicted of two counts of capital murder in the Washington-area sniper shootings.