Frozen in Time
A look back at the week that was…
By P.M. Fadden
Monday, June 11th – Charles E. Duryea receives the first U.S. patent granted to an American inventor for a gasoline-driven automobile, 1895.
Tuesday, June 12th – Gangster Al Capone and 68 of his henchmen are indicted for violating Prohibition laws, 1931.
Wednesday, June 13th – The U.S. Post Office Department rules that children may not be sent by parcel post, 1920.
Thursday, June 14th – UNIVAC, the first computer built for commercial purposes, is demonstrated in Philadelphia by Dr. John W. Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert, Jr. 1951.
Friday, June 15th – The All India Congress accepts a British plan for the partition of India, 1947.
Saturday, June 16th – Alaska Proud: University of Alaska made its only televised appearance when challenging Temple University on the popular quiz show “General Electric College Bowl,” 1963.
Sunday, June 17th – Alaska Remembers: the military port of Whittier was virtually destroyed by a $20-million fire said to have been the most costly fire in Alaska, 1953.
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.