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5 Fun Facts About November 6 In Alaska History

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1. Alaska became a state:
On November 6, 1956, the state of Alaska voted in favor of becoming the 49th state in the United States of America.

2. The opening of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS):
On November 6, 1973, construction officially began on the 800-mile-long Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS), which was designed to transport oil from the North Slope of Alaska to the port of Valdez.

3. Record low temperature:
On November 6, 1975, the town of Prospect Creek in Alaska hit a record low temperature of -80°F, which is the second-coldest officially recorded temperature in the United States.

4. The Great Alaska Earthquake:
On November 6, 1987, Alaska marked the 23rd anniversary of the 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake, one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded, which measured at a magnitude of 9.2.

5. Alaska Native Heritage Month:
In 1990, November was designated as Alaska Native Heritage Month to celebrate and honor the indigenous cultures and contributions to the state of Alaska. On November 6, various events and programs are held throughout the state to celebrate Alaska Native Heritage Month.
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