Frozen in Time
A look back at the week that was…
By P.M. Fadden
Monday, January 22nd – U.S. Admiral Richard Byrd charts a vast area of Antarctica, 1930.
Tuesday, January 23rd – Space Agency NASA unveils a moon-landing craft, 1969.
Wednesday, January 24th – Alaskan Proud: U.S. Secretary of State John Hay and British Ambassador Herbert create a joint commission to establish the Alaska border, 1903.
Thursday, January 25th – Axis Sally, who broadcasts Nazi propaganda to U.S. troops in Europe during WWII, stands trial in the United States for war crimes, 1949.
Friday, January 26th – A fleet of ships carrying convicts from England lands at Sydney Cove, Australia. The day is since known as Australia’s National Day, 1788.
Saturday, January 27th – Alaskan Proud: the first dog team left Nenana to relay serum to Nome to fight a diphtheria epidemic. The serum reached Nome on February 4, 1925.
Sunday, January 28th – The U.S. Coast Guard is founded to fight contraband trade and aid distressed vessels at sea, 1915.
These dates in history are happily brought to you by the Glacier City Gazette in the hopes that the current week is just as noteworthy. Cheers.