The Juneau and Douglas high schools played a football game that may have been Alaska's first.
Governor and Mrs. Walter Clark held an open house to dedicate the new Governor's Mansion in Juneau .
The Territory of Alaska went dry based on a vote in 1916.
The Hawver Building, one of the oldest in Anchorage (built in 1919), was completely destroyed by fire.
A fire wiped out much of the business district in Valdez .
President Dwight Eisenhower approved the new 49-star American flag design, with the 49th star for Alaska.
St. Michael's Greek-Russian Orthodox Church was destroyed by a fire that wiped out much of Sitka's business district.
An early morning fire destroyed the broadcast facilities and the record library of KIFW-AM in Sitka .
Sohio Petroleum was given the go-ahead to build a gravel island near Prudhoe Bay for a drilling pad. An injunction request, made by the city of Barrow and villages of Kaktovik and Nuisqut, was turned down.
Anchorage pilot and passenger landed safely near Stony River, Lake Clark Pass, when their Cessna ran out of gas and descended through clouds. They spent the night in a cabin.
Falling bear populations in Southeast Alaska indicated (to some) a possible need to cut back hunting.
The bank balance for the Territory of Alaska was reported to be $1 million.
Walter B. Heisel of Juneau was commissioned Collector of Customs for Alaska.
President Dwight Eisenhower signed a proclamation admitting Alaska to the U. S., a "moment after the stroke of noon."
William Egan was sworn in as the first Governor of the State of Alaska, at 9:18 am. At 1 p.m., he was admitted to Juneau's St. Ann's hospital, later to have surgery for removal of a gall stone in Seattle.
The Alaska Board of Fish and Game permanently revoked the guide license of a Kodiak-based guide serving as Royal Guide to King Mahendra of Nepal for the illegal killing of a brown bear and a mountain goat.
The southcentral portion of Alaska received its first live network sports broadcast from Anchorage's KTVA. It was a Denver Colts/San Francisco 49'ers football game.
Pacific Food was sold to Bristol Bay Native Corporation.
Anthony J. Dimond took the oath of U.S. District Judge at Anchorage.
Alaska Airlines plane (DC-6C) set record for Fairbanks-Seattle run--1,545 miles in 4 hours 7 minutes.
For the first time, colored photos appeared on Alaska drivers licenses.
Chinese oilmen visited Prudhoe Bay . Eight oil officials from Taching, China toured the Atlantic Richfield plant.
Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland asked that 5.6 million acres of Alaskan national forest be designated wilderness.
Eskimo leaders in Barrow blamed the bowhead quota for the shortage of whale meat. Barrow Mayor Eben Hobson reported that chicken was served at holiday meals for the first time in his memory.
The city of Juneau purchased a new fire engine which was guaranteed to climb any hill while carrying 1500 feet of hose and 8 men.
A fire in the executive offices on 5th Street in Juneau caused Governor Scott Bone to move to the Goldstein Building.
The Alaska Committee for Hawaiian Statehood held its first meeting.
Licensing of fish traps was banned in Alaska.
Benjamin Strong, the first Anchorage police officer to be slain while on duty, died of a single bullet wound inflicted while trying to stop a liquor store robbery.
A Bethel business was charged with 93 counts of bootlegging. Bethel residents voted for a dry town in '73.
General M. R. "Muktuk" Marston was given National guard Distinguished Service Medal for World War II service recruiting Eskimo Scout Battalions.
Gov. Hammond urged state unity to pass federal D-2 lands legislation.
The Alaska Railroad was sold by the Federal government to the State of Alaska.
The post office of Unalaska was established, and later discontinued the following September, reestablished as Ounalaska in 1888, and became Unalaska in 1898.
Sen. E. L. (Bob) Bartlett won a coin-toss with Sen. Ernest Gruening to claim the distinction of being Alaska's "senior" senator.
First shipment of new Alaskan 7 cent airmail stamps sold out in Anchorage.
Governor Egan had surgery for removal of a gall stone.
Four crab fishermen were plucked from a life raft 45 miles south of Yakutat four days after their 80 foot crab boat sank in the Gulf Of Alaska. That they survived the sinking of their boat, and that they were found and rescued, was dubbed a 'double miracle' by the Coast Guard.
The Alaska Road Commission was created by an Act of Congress.
Ernest Gruening and E. L. (Bob) Bartlett were sworn in as U. S. senators and Ralph Rivers sworn in to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Ninety-mile per hour winds froze two Antarctic penguins in Anchorage's Arctic Health Research Center. Earlier plans to mate these penguins were abandoned, as it was discovered both were females.
The new Alaska Court and Office Building was dedicated in Juneau .
A Lockheed airliner crashed and burned on landing at a remote North Slope airstrip. All 15 passengers survived with no serious injuries.
The cannery at Auke Bay near Juneau was gutted by fire.
A fire gutted 7 downtown Anchorage businesses in the wake of a 24-hour winter storm.
Baron Ferdinand Von Wrangell , Russian Governor, was born.
Fred Welty and Ernest Johns of Marys Igloo reached Nome after being caught without provisions in a three-day blizzard. They reported that horses had eaten their tent.
A diphtheria epidemic closed Juneau schools and children were not allowed to leave their homes or yards.
The Legislative Council recommended an annual salary of $3,000 for Alaska lawmakers, plus $40 per day for expenses during session.
A fire swept through a Fairbanks mobile home after owner tried to thaw the pipes with a weed burner.
The U.S. Department of Commerce decided to return management of seven marine mammals to the state of Alaska.
The name of the local post office was changed from Harrisburgh to Juneau .
Residents moved into the new Pioneers' Home building in Sitka.
The Glacier Queen, a 203 ft. converted ferry, floated to the surface after spending two months on the bottom of Seldovia Bay.
John Spickett's Orpheum Theatre opened at the foot of Main Street in Juneau .
Mrs. Nell Scott of Seldovia was sworn in as Alaska's first woman legislator.