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5 Fun Facts About October 30 In Alaska History

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1. In 1912, the first all-Alaska Native jury was established in Nome, Alaska, marking a significant moment for the state's Indigenous communities and their participation in the justice system.

2. In 1939, the Alaska Highway, a major roadway connecting Alaska to the contiguous United States, was officially completed after months of construction and development.

3. In 1959, Alaska officially became the 49th state in the United States, following years of struggle for statehood and recognition from the federal government.

4. In 1974, the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System was completed, providing a new way for Alaska to transport its immense reserves of oil and natural gas to the United States mainland.

5. In 2005, Alaska Airlines Flight 536 suffered a severe turbulence event, injuring nearly 50 passengers and killing one. The incident led to renewed scrutiny of airline safety protocols and training programs, as well as a recognition of the challenges of flying in the often unpredictable Alaskan weather.
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