• On this day in 1964, President Johnson wrote a letter to the President of the Senate and to the Speaker of the House proposing additional aid for Alaska. In his letter, LBJ wrote,

    The primary purpose of the bill is to amend section 44(a) of the Omnibus Act to authorize $22,500,000 for additional transitional grants to the State of Alaska until June 30, 1966. I believe that this form of assistance to the State is essential to help it overcome the results of the tragic earthquake of March 27.