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5 Fun Facts About June 25 In Alaska History

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1. In 1946, a tsunami hit the southeast coast of Alaska after a magnitude 7.4 earthquake. The waves reached heights of up to 45 feet, causing widespread damage and killing five people.

2. On June 25, 1950, the United States Air Force sent a squadron of F-82 twin-engine fighters from Ladd Air Force Base in Fairbanks to support United Nations forces during the Korean War.

3. In 1968, a major oil discovery was made on the North Slope of Alaska's Prudhoe Bay. This led to the construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System, which began pumping oil from the region in 1977.

4. On June 25, 1973, the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act was passed into law, resolving long-standing disputes between Alaska Native groups and the United States government over land ownership and resource rights.

5. In 2012, an airplane crashed near Dillingham, Alaska, killing all ten people on board. The group of fishing lodge workers was returning from a day trip when the plane went down in poor weather conditions.
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