Alaska Timeline

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The Bombing of Dutch Harbor

1942

The Japanese bombed Dutch Harbor and invaded the Aleutians. The Alaska Highway was completed.

Aleutian Tsunami

1946

magnitude of 7.4

Lituya Bay MegaTsunami

1958

magnitude of 8.3 and was the tallest wave recorded 1,720 feet

Statehood

1959

Alaska becomes the 49th state

ANWR

1960

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Good Friday Earthquake

1964

largest earthquake in Prince William Sound with a magnitude of 9.2

AFN

1966

Eben Hopson started AFN

ANCSA

1971

Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act

Alaska Native Regional Corporations

1971

This law settled land and financial claims made by the alaska natives and provided for the establishment of 13 regional corporation to administer those claims.

Iditarod The Last Great Race

1973

race officially started

Molly Hootch Case

1975

Tobeluk Vs. Lind was to provide high schools to villages.

PFD

1976

Permanent Fund Dividend

Prudhoe Bay Pipeline

1977

Largest pipeline in the United States and North America covering 213,543 acres.

ANILCA

1980

Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act

Exxon Valdez

1989

The ship hit a reef and the oil spill covered 1,300 miles

Prudhoe Bay Oil Spill

2006

oil spilled over 1.9 acres

Earthquake

2013

magnitude of 5.2