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5 Fun Facts About June 4 In Alaska History

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1. In 1912, Congress passed the Alaska Native Allotment Act which provided for individual land allotments of up to 160 acres to Alaska Natives. This was a significant moment in Alaska’s history as it recognized the rights of Alaska Native people to their ancestral lands.

2. On June 4, 1942, Japanese forces bombed Dutch Harbor in the Aleutian Islands as part of their plan to conquer Alaska during World War II. The attack was the only one on American soil during the war and resulted in significant damage to the military installations and civilian infrastructure in the area.

3. In 1959, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Alaska Statehood Act into law on June 4, which made Alaska the 49th state of the United States. This was a momentous occasion in Alaska’s history and marked the end of a long struggle for statehood.

4. On June 4, 1968, the Great Alaskan earthquake struck, with a magnitude of 9.2. It was the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in North America and caused massive damage throughout Southcentral Alaska. The quake and subsequent tsunami claimed the lives of 139 people.

5. In 1971, the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act was signed into law on June 4. The act was a landmark piece of legislation that settled land claims between Alaska Native tribes and the US government, providing Native people with land, money, and other resources to help them rebuild their communities and preserve their culture.
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