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Frozen in Time

Marc Donadieu / Glacier City Gazette Girdwood musher Nic Petit begins the 2016 Iditarod. The race commemorates the diptheria serum run to Nome in 1925.

Frozen in Time

A look back at the week that was…

By P.M. Fadden
Associate Editor

Monday, January 23rd – United States space agency, NASA unveils its moon-landing craft, 1969.

Tuesday, 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.

Wednesday, January 25th – Axis Sally, who broadcasted Nazi propaganda to U.S. troops in Europe, stands trial in the United States for war crimes, 1949.

Thursday, January 26th – A fleet of ships carrying convicts from England lands at Sydney Cove, Australia, 1788. The day is since known as Australia’s national day.


Friday, January 27th – Alaskan Proud: the first dog team carrying serum against diphtheria left Nenana, AK bound for Nome and the epidemic already raging there, 1925. The serum reached its destination on February 4.

Marc Donadieu / Glacier City Gazette Girdwood musher Nic Petit begins the 2016 Iditarod. The race commerates the diptheria serum run to Nome in 1925.

Marc Donadieu / Glacier City Gazette
Girdwood musher Nic Petit begins the 2016 Iditarod. The race commerates the diptheria serum run to Nome in 1925.


Saturday, January 28th – Famous physicist, Albert Einstein startles Berlin and the world by suggesting the possibility of measuring the universe, 1921.

Sunday, January 29th – The Seeing Eye, The United State’s first training school for K-9 guiding to the blind is founded in Nashville, Tennessee, 1929.

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.