This Day in History

Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2006

In Alaska

Sound off on the important issues at

• 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 per gallon.

• In 1939, the first and only Gold Bowl football game was played in Juneau.

• In 1980, a roaming dog killed 3 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 1903, singer Enrico Caruso made his American debut at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, appearing in "Rigoletto."

• In 1936, Life, the photojournalism magazine created by Henry R. Luce, was first published.

• In 1945, was the last day of most U.S. wartime rationing of foods, including meat and butter.

• In 1959, the musical "Fiorello!," with music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, opened on Broadway.

• In 1963, President Johnson proclaimed Nov. 25 a day of national mourning following the assassination of President Kennedy.

• In 1996, 44 people were injured when an Amtrak train derailed on a Secaucus, N.J., bridge.

• In 2005, a commuter train slammed into several vehicles caught in a traffic jam on a busy road in Elmwood Park, Ill., starting a chain reaction that injured at least 10 people.

In the world

• In 1943, during World War II, U.S. forces seized control of Tarawa and Makin atolls from the Japanese.

• In 1971, the People's Republic of China was seated in the U.N. Security Council.

• In 1980, some 2,600 people were killed by a series of earthquakes that devastated southern Italy.

• In 1985, retired CIA analyst Larry Wu-tai Chin was arrested and accused of spying for China. (He committed suicide a year after his conviction.)

Page not found | Juneau Empire - Alaska's Capital City Online Newspaper

Page not found

We're sorry, but the page you were seeking does not exist. It may have been moved or expired.  Perhaps our search engine can help. 



  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2230
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback