In 1898, the weekly Douglas Island News was established in Douglas and operated there until 1921.
In 1924, the Northern Commercial Company in Fairbanks dropped the price of gasoline four cents to 40 cents per gallon.
In 1939, the first (and only) annual Gold Bowl football game was played in Juneau.
In 1980, a roaming dog killed three caribou calves at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. The caribou had been the subject of nutrition and metabolism studies.
In the nation
In 1765, Frederick County, Md., repudiated the British Stamp Act.
In 1804, the 14th president of the United States, Franklin Pierce, was born in Hillsboro, N.H.
In 1903, singer Enrico Caruso made his American debut at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, appearing in "Rigoletto."
In 1936, Life, the magazine created by Henry R. Luce, was first published.
In 1945, most U.S. wartime rationing of foods, including meat and butter, ended.
In 1959, the musical "Fiorello!," with music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, opened on Broadway.