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In 1898, the weekly Douglas Island News was established in Douglas and operated there until 1921.
In 1924, the Northern Commercial Co. in Fairbanks dropped the price of gasoline four cents to 40 cents per gallon.
In 1939, the first 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., became the first colonial entity to repudiate 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, most U.S. wartime rationing of foods, including meat and butter, was set to expire by day's end.
In 1959, the musical "Fiorello!," with music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, opened on Broadway.
In 1963, President Johnson proclaimed Nov. 25th a day of national mourning following the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
In 1997, Iowa septuplet mom Bobbi McCaughey left the hospital and returned home while her seven babies stayed behind in intensive care.
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 earthquakes that devastated southern Italy.
In 1996, a hijacked Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767 crashed into the waves off Comoros Islands, killing about two-thirds of the 175 people on board.
In 1997, artillery shells fired by Lebanese guerrillas accidentally struck a village near the Israeli border, killing eight Lebanese.
In 2002, Miss World organizers moved the beauty pageant from Abuja, Nigeria, to London after about 100 people died in violence triggered by a newspaper's suggestion that the Islamic prophet Muhammad would have liked the event.
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