Free Shipping On All Orders

5 Fun Facts About August 10 In Alaska History

---Learn Every Day: AK Today In History Facts Texted Each Day - Text: history ak To: 618-270-4005---

1. On August 10, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Alaska Highway Act, authorizing the construction of a military road connecting Alaska to the contiguous United States.

2. In 1968, on August 10, the village of Bethel became the site of one of the largest and most violent protests in Alaska history. The demonstration, known as the "Bethel Strike," was sparked by the firing of Native Alaskan educator Elizabeth "Liz" David, who had been advocating for better educational opportunities for Yup'ik children.

3. On August 10, 1988, a massive wildfire broke out in Fairbanks and burned for over a month, causing over $20 million in damages. The fire destroyed over 200 buildings and forced thousands of people to evacuate their homes.

4. In 2008, on August 10, Senator Ted Stevens, the longest-serving Republican in the history of the United States Senate, was indicted on seven counts of making false statements. Stevens was accused of accepting gifts and home renovations from an oil executive in exchange for favors, and he was later convicted on all seven counts.

5. On August 10, 2019, Alaska experienced its largest earthquake in over 50 years, with a magnitude of 7.1. The quake, which occurred near the city of Anchorage, caused widespread damage to roads, buildings, and infrastructure, and was felt as far away as Fairbanks and Juneau. No fatalities were reported, but dozens of people were injured.
  • Tags: AK

Older Post Newer Post

Added to cart!
Free Shipping on Every Order | Unconditional Lifetime Warranty | Purchase Orders Accepted | Family Owned and Operated Free Priority Shipping On All USA Orders You Have Qualified for Free Shipping Spend $x to Unlock Free Shipping You Have Achieved Free Shipping Fee Free Financing Available - Pay Just 25% Today - Just Choose Installment Pay At Checkout Free Shipping On All Orders You Have Achieved Free Shipping Free shipping when you order over XX ou Have Qualified for Free Shipping