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History: Welcome To The Union–Alaska

Beatrice Thompson
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Its a day to celebrate “Seward’s Folly”–that was how the purchase of Alaska was described…yet it ultimately became the 49th state. It happened in the 1950’s—but do you know which year? You will be surprised. And its the day the man who killed President Kennedy’s assassin died–do you recall his name? To get the historical details, listen to today’s History Notes.

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