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In 1912, the 100-stamp mill at the Perseverance Mine in the Silver Bow Basin was destroyed by fire.
In 1932, the main school building in Fairbanks was destroyed by fire.
In 1934, Cordova was struck by gale force winds that caused $100,000 in damage over two days.
In 1939, radio-telephone rates were reduced between Alaska and the United States. 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.
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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.
In 1918, President Wilson set sail for France to attend the Versailles Peace Conference.
In 1942, President Roosevelt ordered the dismantling of the Works Progress Administration, which had been created to provide jobs during the Depression.
In 1965, the United States launched Gemini 7 with Air Force Lt. Col. Frank Borman and Navy Commander James A. Lovell aboard.
In 1978, San Francisco got its first female mayor as City Supervisor Dianne Feinstein was named to replace the assassinated George Moscone.
In 1991, the original Pan American World Airways ceased operations.
In 2002, United Airlines lost its bid for $1.8 billion in federal loan guarantees, a major setback to the nation's second-largest air carrier in its efforts to avoid bankruptcy.
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