The first documented ascent of Denali (aka Mount McKinley), the tallest peak in North America, was made 100 years ago, on June 7, 1913, with Alaskan Native Walter Harper being the first to reach the summit.
Be sure to check out the University of Alaska’s Museum of the North Tumblr for more details on the actual ascent.
SCENES OF MT. MCKINLEY PARK, NOW KNOWN AS DENALI NATIONAL PARK, ALASKA, ca. 1920 - ca. 1929
From the Assorted Motion Picture Films series of the National Park Service
June 7 - Lee Resolution for Independence, 06/07/1776
Acting under the instruction of the Virginia Convention, Richard Henry Lee on June 7, 1776, introduced a resolution in the Second Continental Congress proposing independence for the colonies. The Lee Resolution contained three parts: a declaration of independence, a call to form foreign alliances, and “a plan for confederation.”