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5 Fun Facts About January 14 In Alaska History

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1. In 1926, a devastating avalanche struck the small town of Haines, Alaska, killing an estimated 35 people and causing widespread damage.

2. On January 14, 1944, a US Army Air Force plane crashed into the Chugach Mountains near Anchorage, killing all 12 people on board.

3. The 1964 Alaskan earthquake, the second largest earthquake ever recorded with a magnitude of 9.2, occurred on January 14th.

4. In 2019, a powerful winter storm hit Alaska on January 14th, causing widespread power outages and transportation disruptions.

5. On January 14, 1989, the Exxon Valdez oil spill occurred in Prince William Sound, unleashing approximately 11 million gallons of oil into Alaska's pristine waters and causing one of the worst environmental disasters in US history.
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