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In 1906, Frank H. Waskey was seated as the first delegate in the U.S House of Representatives from Alaska. He had no voting power in Congress.
In 1955, the first record of the first Alaska recording company began national distribution with the release of "Down Hill Drag" by the Polar Recording Co.
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In 1818, Illinois was admitted as the 21st state.
In 1828, Andrew Jackson was elected president of the United States.
In 1925, "Concerto in F," by George Gershwin, had its world premiere at New York's Carnegie Hall, with Gershwin himself at the piano.
In 1947, the Tennessee Williams play "A Streetcar Named Desire" opened on Broadway.
In 1960, the musical "Camelot" opened on Broadway.
In 1964, police arrested some 800 students at the University of California at Berkeley, one day after the students stormed the administration building and staged a massive sit-in.