This Day in History

Posted: Thursday, November 27, 2008

In Alaska, in the Nation and the World

In Alaska

• In 1974, the completed recount of all 90,000 votes cast for governor showed Jay Hammond beating incumbent Gov. William Egan by 287 votes.

In the nation

• In 1901, the U.S. Army War College was established in Washington, D.C.

• In 1910, the Pennsylvania Railroad began regularly serving New York's Pennsylvania Station.

• In 1973, the Senate voted 92-3 to confirm Gerald R. Ford as vice president, succeeding Spiro T. Agnew, who'd resigned.

• In 1978, San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk, a gay-rights activist, were shot to death inside City Hall by former supervisor Dan White.

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