In 1929, the first concrete was poured for what is now the Alaska State Capitol building in Juneau.
In 1975, a Japan Airlines 747 passenger jet, buffeted by 30 knot winds, blew off an icy taxiway at Anchorage International Airport;, plunging into a 60-foot deep gully.
In the nation
In 1773, the Boston Tea Party took place as American colonists boarded a British ship and dumped more than 300 chests of tea overboard to protest tea taxes.
In 1960, 134 people were killed when a United Air Lines DC-8 and a TWA Super Constellation collided over New York City.
In the world
In 1997, U.N. weapons monitor Richard Butler left Iraq after failing to persuade President Saddam Hussein to open his palaces to inspections.