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...on the roof of the New York Theater.In 1914, jazz singer and bandleader Billy Eckstine was born in Pittsburgh.In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson received a tumultuous welcome in New York City after his return from the Versailles (vehr-SY...
My Turn: In memoriam Richard Dauenhauer, 1942-2014

...narratives stands a quotation from T. S. Eliot's essay "Tradition and the Individual Talent" first published in London in 1919. "Tradition," Eliot says, "cannot be inherited, and if you want it you must obtain it by great labour." That Dick...
Former Alaska territorial governor dies at 94

...battle for statehood. "His real lasting legacy is, we got statehood. We're here," Kawasaki said.Stepovich was born in 1919 in Fairbanks. He received his law degree from Notre Dame.When Alaska was waging the war for statehood, he traveled...
Today in History

...aboard a Montgolfier hot-air balloon, over Lyon, France.In 1892, the Sierra Club was incorporated in San Francisco.In 1919, Congress approved the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing citizens the right to vote regardless...
Stewarts' generous spirit lives on through music education fund

...the One Percent for Arts program. Mother to seven children, she died in 2002 at age 82.Tom Stewart arrived in Juneau in 1919 as a baby. His far-reaching influence in the state reaches back before statehood and was carried forward through several...
Sports Quote

...broke into the major leagues with the Boston Red Sox as a starting pitcher, but after he was sold to the New York Yankees in 1919, he converted to a full-time right fielder and subsequently became one of the league's most prolific hitters. Ruth...
Celebration: Making the connections

...signed agreeing to give up his language and culture to become an American citizen. "I can't say his name, but it was in 1919," Bremner said. "You can look in the state archives - you can see the pressure placed on our ancestors to give up their...
This Day in History

...the nation In 1776, the Continental Congress formed a committee to draft a Declaration of Independence from Britain. In 1919, Sir Barton won the Belmont Stakes, becoming horse racing's first Triple Crown winner. In 1942, the United States...
This Day in History

...and Cassius. In 1493, Christopher Columbus returned to Spain, concluding his first voyage to the Western Hemisphere. In 1919, the American Legion was founded, in Paris. In 1944, during World War II, Allied bombers again raided German-held...
This Day in History

...Ferdinand and his wife, Sofia, were assassinated in Sarajevo by a Serb nationalist - the event which triggered World War I. In 1919, the Treaty of Versailles was signed in France, ending World War I. In 1950, North Korean forces captured Seoul, South...


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