Bering explored and mapped much of the south-central coast of Alaska.
The first Alaska newspaper, "The Sitka Times", is published by Thomas Murphy.
First corporate salmon canneries start to appear in Alaska.
Construction of the White Pass and Yukon Railroad.
First Oil production in Alaska.
A fire at Haines destroys post office and several other buildings.
Fort Richardson and Elmendorf Air Force Base established. (now a joint base)
Japan invades outer most Aleutian Islands.
Alaska becomes a state.
Dog mushing is established as Alaska's state sport.