This Day in History

Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2007

In Alaska, in the Nation and the World

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In Alaska

• In 1902, two men were killed in an avalanche near Cordova.

• In 1938, E.W. Griffin, Secretary of Alaska, died of a heart attack while delivering a speech in Juneau.

• In 1960, the Alaska Sled Dog and Racing Association called off the first race of the season (scheduled for Jan. 1) because of no snow. This was the first cancellation in the association's history, although the next year, it was also canceled because of warm weather.

• In 1964, a major fire in downtown Juneau gutted the J.B. Caro Building, including Alaska Transfer and Storage and the Chilkat Fuel Co.

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