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Alaska Timeline
1959 - Alaska becomes 49th US State
1962 - Tundra Times established to represent Native views
1966 - AK Federation of Natives formed in Anchorage
1971 - AK Native Claims Settlement Act
1990 - Population reaches 550,000. Over 800,000 visitors. Mining is fastest growing industry. Permanent Fund investments outside the U.S.
1992 - Alaska Highway and Denali National Park are 50 yrs old
1996 - Permanent Fund celebrates its 20th anniversary
National Timeline
1963 - President Kennedy assassinated
1964 - Civil Rights Act passes
1969 - US lands on the moon
1975 - Vietnam War ends
1975 - Personal computers available
1983 - CDs invented
1986 - Space shuttle Challenger explodes
1991 - Persian Gulf War
2001 - 9/11 attacks
2003 - Space Shuttle Columbia Explodes
2003 - US wages war in IRAQ
2006 - US population reaches 300 million
International Timeline
1962 - Cuban missile crisis
1965-1975 - Vietnam War
1973 - Arab oil embargo
1979 - Soviets invade Afghanistan
1990 - Rwandan Civil War
1991 - Break-up of Soviet Union
1994 - South African apartheid ends
1997 - Hong Kong returned to China
2000 - Human genome deciphered
2001 - Irish Republican army dismantles arsenal
2002 - Queen Elizabeth II of England marks 50 years as monarch
2004 - North Atlantic treaty organization admits 7 new countries
2004 - Tsunami devastates Asia, 225,000 killed
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