Alaska Timeline

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Bering's Journey

1725 - 1728

Cook's Third Voyage

1776 - 1780

First Russian Settlement in Alaska

1784

Was founded in Three Saints Bay on Kodiak Island.

Baranov Becomes Governor

1799 - 1818

Died 1819

Purchase of Alaska for $7.2 million

1867

Klondike Gold Rush

1896 - 1899

Territorial Organic Act of 1912

1912 - 1959

This made Alaska an official territory of the United States

Japanese bomb Dutch Harbor

1942

As well as Attu and Kiska Island

Anti-discrimination act of 1945

1945

Constitutional Convention

1959

Came into effect the same time as Alaska's statehood.

Alaska's Statehood

1959

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

1960

Expanded in 1980

Anchorage Earthquake

1964

ANCSA

1971

Alaska Permanent Fund Established

1976

ANILCA

1980