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My Turn: Sailing Arctic Seas in the Oval Office

...President Obama, like so many presidents before him, sits behind a desk steeped in Arctic shipping lore.A gift from Queen Victoria in 1880, the Resolute Desk is made from timbers of the HMS Resolute, a British ship abandoned in Arctic ice while...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-24/my-turn-sailing-arctic-seas-oval-offi
Opinion
Queen Elizabeth II surpasses Queen Victoria's long reign

...Elizabeth II has reached a major milestone by becoming the longest-reigning monarch in Britain's history.She passes Queen Victoria, her great-great-grandmother, who was on the throne for 63 years and 7 months.Prime Minister David Cameron...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-09/queen-elizabeth-ii-surpasses
Nation and World
Today in history for Tuesday, Feb. 10

...ending the Seven Years' War (also known as the French and Indian War in North America).In 1840, Britain's Queen Victoria married Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.In 1841, Upper Canada and Lower Canada were proclaimed united...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-10/today-history-february-10
Local
This Day in History

...was imprisoned in a suffocating cell that gained notoriety as the "Black Hole of Calcutta"; most died. In 1837, Queen Victoria acceded to the British throne following the death of her uncle, King William IV. In 1898, during the Spanish-American...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062005/sta_20050620015.shtml
News
This Day in History

...incident - such as the number of prisoners, originally put at 146 - are a matter of historical dispute.) In 1837, Queen Victoria acceded to the British throne following the death of her uncle, King William IV. In 1898, during the Spanish-American...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062006/sta_20060620016.shtml
News
This Day in History

...reduce the national debt while still buttressing Social Security and Medicare. In the world In 1838, Britain's Queen Victoria was crowned in Westminster Abbey. In 1914, Austrian Archduke Francis Ferdinand and his wife, Sofia, were assassinated...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062804/sta_history.shtml
News
Fourth of July celebration was a high time in old Alaska towns

...area was 75 to 80 percent Americans. The American prospectors joined the Canadians on May 24 for the celebration of Queen Victoria's Birthday (today celebrated on a different date), and then the Canadians would return the favor six weeks later...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070203/nei_historicfourth.shtml
Neighbors
Celebrating women in the arts

...a way that I think will give people a chance to get a feeling for her." Davis came to Juneau during the reign of Queen Victoria in England and was considered fairly ahead of her time, Spartz said. "That period of time was very froo-frooey...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102005/thi_20051020012.shtml
This WeeK
This Day in History

...Continental Army Gens. Richard Montgomery and Benedict Arnold at Quebec; Montgomery was killed. In 1857, Britain's Queen Victoria decided to make Ottawa the capital of Canada. In 1978, Taiwanese diplomats struck their colors for the final time...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/123102/loc_history.shtml
News
This Day in History

...Continental Army generals Richard Montgomery and Benedict Arnold at Quebec; Montgomery was killed. In 1857, Britain's Queen Victoria decided to make Ottawa the capital of Canada. In 1986, 97 people died in a fire in the Dupont Plaza Hotel in San...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/123103/sta_dih.shtml
News

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