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In 1914, the post office of Akutan was established with Hugh McGlasham Sr. as postmaster.
In 1926, the post office of Port Alexander, on Baranof Island in Southeast Alaska, was established with Dorothy M. Stoddard as postmaster.
In 1962, drilling began on an exploratory offshore Richfield oil well connected to shore by a 2,300-foot causeway in Wide Bay, 150 miles west of Kodiak - a first in Alaskan oil exploration.
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In 1769, Dartmouth College, in New Hampshire, received its charter.
In 1862, Union forces suffered a major defeat to the Confederates at the Battle of Fredericksburg.
In 1928, George Gershwin's musical work "An American in Paris" had its premiere, at Carnegie Hall in New York.
In 1964, in El Paso, Texas, President Johnson and Mexican President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz set off an explosion that diverted the Rio Grande, reshaping the U.S.-Mexican border and ending a century-old dispute.
In 1978, the Philadelphia Mint began stamping the Susan B. Anthony dollar, which went into circulation the following July.
In 1994, an American Eagle commuter plane carrying 20 people crashed short of Raleigh-Durham International Airport in