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5 Fun Facts About August 28 In Alaska History

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1. In 1917, Alaska's first radio communication was established between Fort Liscum and the navy radio station in Cordova. This allowed for more efficient communication within the state and with the rest of the world.

2. On August 28, 1923, the 4th Avenue Theatre opened in Anchorage. It was the largest theater in the state at the time and quickly became a popular entertainment destination for Alaskans.

3. The Great Alaska Earthquake, also known as the Good Friday Earthquake, struck on March 27, 1964, but its aftermath continued to affect the state. On August 28, 1967, the Trans-Alaska pipeline was proposed as a way to transport oil from the North Slope to Valdez. The building of the pipeline was influenced by the earthquake, which highlighted the need for a more secure and efficient way to transport resources.

4. In 1972, Congress passed the Coastal Zone Management Act, which aimed to protect and manage the nation's coastal resources. Alaska was one of the first states to implement the act, creating a program in 1977. August 28, 1978, marked the approval of Alaska's coastal zone management plan.

5. The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act was signed into law by President Richard Nixon on December 18, 1971, but its effects continued long after. On August 28, 1984, the Tanadgusix Corporation was incorporated. The corporation was created as part of the settlement act to represent the rights of the Aleut people and help manage and develop their land and resources.
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