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5 Fun Facts About February 8 In Alaska History

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1. The Alaskan Native Brotherhood was founded on February 8, 1912. The organization was formed to advocate for the rights and interests of Alaska Natives, who had been disenfranchised by colonial policies and exploitation.

2. On February 8, 1925, an outbreak of diphtheria was reported in Nome, Alaska. The disease threatened the entire community, especially its children. In a race against time, sled dogs and their mushers braved blizzard conditions to transport life-saving serum from Nenana, over 600 miles away. The heroic effort became known as the "Great Race of Mercy."

3. The Anchorage Museum opened its doors on February 8, 1968. The museum is one of the largest in Alaska, with exhibits dedicated to Alaska Native culture, history, art, and science.

4. February 8, 2018, marked the start of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Several Alaskan athletes competed in the games, including cross-country skiers, snowboarders, and ice hockey players.

5. On February 8, 2021, the city of Houston, Alaska, declared a state of emergency due to a natural gas shortage. The city's natural gas supplier, Enstar Natural Gas, had to curtail deliveries due to a nationwide shortage caused by extreme weather conditions. The shortage left many Houston residents without heat during the frigid winter season.
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