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In Alaska, in the Nation and the World
In 1929, the first concrete was poured for what is now the Alaska Capitol in Juneau.
In 1947, the Army tanker El Caney, with a crew of 45, was adrift south of the Aleutian Islands in the North Pacific due to a damaged rudder and propeller.
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. The passengers and crew suffered only minor injuries.
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 1905, the entertainment trade publication Variety came out with its first weekly issue.
In 1907, 16 U.S. Navy battleships, which came to be known as the "Great White Fleet," set sail on a 14-month round-the-world voyage to demonstrate American sea power.