- in 1912, the Alaska Territorial Act was passed by Congress.
- in 1778, Captain James Cook turned back south, having reached Lat. 71 North, Long. 197 West.
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- in 1848, the Hudson's Bay Company builds Fort Selkirk, at the confluence of the Pelly and Yukon Rivers.
- in 1871, of the 41 whaling ships hunting in the Bering Sea, 32 are trapped by early ice; all of the 1,200 people on the ships escaped, but 31 of the ships were destroyed the following spring.
- in 1898 gold was discovered near the future site of Nome, triggering a stampede.
- in 1942, the Alaska Highway opened at Contact Creek, 305 miles north of Fort Nelson, B.C.
- in 1745, a Russian fur hunter, Mikhail Nevodchikov, reaches Attu in his search for sea otters.
- in 1895, the North-west Territories was divided into the Districts of Franklin, Mackenzie, Ungava and Yukon.
- in 1869, the prediction of a total solar eclipse by American scientist George Davidson so impressed Kohklux, chief of the Chilkat Indian village of Klukwan, he drew him an incredibly detailed map of a vast part of the interior of the Yukon and Alaska.
- in 1867, official ceremonies at Sitka transferred Alaska from Russia to the United States.
- in 1918, the coastal steamer Princess Sophia sunk near Juneau, killing 463 people, about 10% of the Yukon's white population.
- in 1967, Jean Gordon, the Yukon's first female member of the Territorial Council, takes her seat.
- in 1741, Vitus Bering died after his ship was wrecked on an island off the Alaskan coast.
- in 1971, the Alaska Native Claim Settlement Act (ANCSA) was signed into law by the President. Among the major provisions were the transfer of title to 40 million acres of land to native corporations, and a cash payment of $962.5 million.
Реферат опубликован: 27/05/2009