In 1947, the Fairbanks City Council approved plans to buy 100 parking meters.
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 and gas development for $5.6 million. Gov. William Egan expressed his disappointment over the amount paid for the leases.
In 1964, Anchorage police began rounding up loose dogs. This unprecedented action followed a flurry of dog bite incidents and reports of dogs roaming the city in packs.
In the nation
In 1907, Christmas seals went on sale for the first time, at the Wilmington, Del., post office; proceeds went to fight tuberculosis.
In 1958, the anti-Communist John Birch Society was formed in Indianapolis.
In 1975, President Ford signed a $2.3 billion seasonal loan-authorization that officials of New York City and state said would prevent a city default.
In 1995, U.S. Rep. Kweisi Mfume, D-Md., was chosen to become the new head of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
In 2000, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered a temporary halt in the Florida vote count on which Al Gore pinned his best hopes of winning the White House.
In the world
In 1854, Alfred Lord Tennyson's famous poem, "The Charge of the Light Brigade," was published in England.
In 1940, British troops opened their first major offensive in North Africa during World War II.
In 1965, Nikolai V. Podgorny replaced Anastas I. Mikoyan as president of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet.
In 1984, the five-day-old hijacking of a Kuwaiti jetliner that claimed the lives of two Americans ended as Iranian security men seized control of the plane, which was parked at Tehran airport.
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. (The couple's divorce became final Aug. 28, 1996.)