… that today is Alaska’s Birthday? On this day in 1867, the U.S. formally took possession of Alaska after purchasing the territory from Russia for $7.2 million, or less than two cents an acre. The Alaska purchase comprised 586,412 square miles, about twice the size of Texas, and was championed by William Henry Seward, the enthusiastically expansionist secretary of state under President. Happy birthday, Alaska!
Today’s Inspirational Quote:
“Never stop acquiring the commonsense, it is as good as the knowledge.”
— Amit Kalantri