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In 1912, the name of the post office at the smelter town of Port Hadley, on Prince of Wales Island, was changed to Hadley.
In 1969, the greatest deluge of mail to Gov. Keith Miller, more than 700 letters, hit the governor's desk in Juneau following a televised documentary supposedly showing wolves being hunted for bounty.
In 1970, Secretary of the Interior Walter Hickel was fired from his job by Richard M. Nixon. He was appointed to the post in January 1969.
In 1974, a recount began for 90,000 votes cast for governor. Prior to the recount, Jay Hammond led Gov. William Egan by 365 votes.
In the nation
In 1783, the British evacuated New York, their last military position in the United States during the Revolutionary War.
In 1758, in the French and Indian War, the British captured Fort Duquesne in present-day Pittsburgh.
In 1947, movie studio executives meeting in New York agreed to blacklist the Hollywood Ten, who had been cited for contempt of Congress the day before.
In 1957, President Eisenhower suffered a slight stroke.
In 1963, the body of President Kennedy was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.
In 1997, Teamsters President Ron Carey announced he was taking an unpaid leave of absence to fight an election overseer's decision barring him from a rerun.
In 1999, 5-year-old Elian Gonzalez was rescued by a pair of sport fishermen off Florida, setting off an international custody battle between relatives in Miami and Elian's father in Cuba.
In 2002, President Bush signed legislation creating the Department of Homeland Security, and appointed Tom Ridge to be its head.
In 2006, a police shooting outside a strip club in New York's borough of Queens resulted in the death of Sean Bell hours before his wedding. (Two officers were later indicted for manslaughter, and a third was charged with reckless endangerment; all have pleaded not guilty.)
In the world
In 1973, Greek President George Papadopoulos was ousted in a bloodless military coup.
In 1986, the Iran-Contra affair erupted as President Reagan and Attorney General Edwin Meese revealed that profits from secret arms sales to Iran had been diverted to Nicaraguan rebels.
In 1997, President Clinton and Pacific Rim leaders meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, approved a rescue strategy for Asian economies shaken by plunging currencies, bank failures and bankruptcies.
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