Frozen in Time
A look back at the week that was…
By P.M. Fadden
Monday, March 20th – The German dirigible, Graf Zepplin, makes the first flight to South America on regular schedule, 1932.
Tuesday, March 21st – Alaskan Proud: Governor Walter E. Clark approved the first act of the first Territorial Legislature, giving Alaska women the right to vote, 1913.
Wednesday, March 22nd – The U.S. Senate passes the Equal Rights Amendment in 1972. The amendment, however, fails to achieve ratification.
Thursday, March 23rd – British Lt. Ernest Shackleton finds the magnetic South Pole, 1909.
Friday, March 24th – Alaska Remembers: oil tanker, Exxon Valdez spills 240,000 barrels of oil in Alaska’s Prince William Sound, 1989.
Saturday, March 25th – John Lennon and Yoko Ono stage a bed-in for peace in Amsterdam, 1969.
Sunday, March 26th – Eastman Film Co. manufactures the first commercial motion picture film, 1885.
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.