In 1948, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Storis arrived in Juneau to take up permanent station.
In 1964, 1 million acres of North Slope land were leased for oil & gas development for $5.6 million. Governor William Egan expressed his disappointment over the amount paid for the leases.
In the nation
In 1940, British troops opened their first major offensive in North Africa during WWII.
In 1941, China declared war on Japan, Germany and Italy.
In 1992, former CIA spy chief Clair George was convicted of lying to Congress about the Iran-Contra affair (however, he was pardoned by President Bush).
In the world
In 1990, Solidarity founder Lech Walesa won Poland's presidential runoff by a landslide.
In 1992, Britain's Prince Charles and Princess Diana announced their separation.
In 2001, the United States disclosed a videotape in which Osama bin Laden said he was pleasantly surprised by the damage from the Sept. 11 attacks.