In 1912, the 100-stamp mill at the Perseverance Mine in the Silverbow Basin was destroyed by fire.
In 1932, a fire destroyed the main school building in Fairbanks.
In 1934, Cordova was struck by gale force winds that did $100,000 damage in two days.
In 1939, radio-telephone rates were reduced between Alaska and the Lower 48. The new Seattle-Juneau rate was $6 for the first three minutes, down from $9.
In 1972, plans were unveiled in Anchorage by the El Paso Natural Gas Company for a natural gas pipeline from the North Slope to a Southcentral port.
In 1978, Jay Hammond was sworn in for his second term as governor of Alaska.
In the nation
In 1783, Gen. George Washington bade farewell to his officers at Fraunces Tavern in New York.
In 1816, James Monroe of Virginia was elected the fifth president of the United States.
In 1875, William Marcy Tweed, the "Boss" of New York City's Tammany Hall political organization, escaped from jail and fled the country.