Alaska Timeline

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tsunami

April 1, 1946

This happened in the Aleutian Islands and it was a magnitude of 7.2

tsunami

July 9, 1958

This earthquake was in Lituya Bay and had a magnitude of 8.3

Statehood

1959

Alaska becomes the 49th state signed by Dwight D. Eisenhower

ANWR

1960

ANWR was set aside to protect wildlife and preserve land

Good Friday Earthquake

March 27, 1964

This earthquake happened in Prince William Sound and it had a magnitude of 9.2

ANCSA

1971

The alaska native claims settlement act was signed by Richard Nixon. This law gave alaska natives 12 different groups