Washington in History (Part 2)

Washington: Seattle - Spokane

Historical Events

Events 101 - 179 of 179

  • 1961-06-15 Expansion Washington Senators are 30-30, latest date an expansion team will be at .500, Washington will lose their next 10 games
  • 1961-08-04 Spokane, Washington reaches August record 108°F
  • 1961-08-05 118°F (48°C), Ice Harbor Dam, Washington (state record)
  • 1962-04-21 Century 21 Exposition opens in Seattle, Washington
  • 1965-09-26 Minnesota gains its 1st AL pennant by defeating Washington, 2-1
  • 1967-06-12 Washington Senators beat Chicago White Sox 6-5 in 22 innings
  • 1967-09-17 Mount Washington cog railway train derails, kills 8 (NH)
  • 1968-12-30 -48°F (-44°C), Mazama & Winthrop, Washington (state record)
  • 1970-02-10 26.4 cm precipitation falls on Mount Washington NH (state record)
  • 1970-02-11 26.37 cm (10.38") of rainfall, Mt Washington, NH (state 24-hr rec)
  • 1971-05-17 Washington State bans sex discrimination
  • 1971-07-01 State of Washington becomes 1st state to ban sex discrimination
  • 1971-09-21 AL OKs Washington Senator move to Arlington (Texas Rangers)
  • 1971-11-25 American "Dan Cooper" hijacks plane, extorts $200,000 ransom before jumping out of plane over Washington State, never seen again
  • 1972-06-17 Five men arrested after trying to bug Democratic National Committee office in Watergate Complex, Washington
  • 1974-11-10 Montreal Canadiens shutout Washington Capitals 11-0
  • 1975-01-04 Montreal Canadiens shutout Washington Capitals 10-0
  • 1975-03-30 Ron Lalonde scores the 1st hat trick by a Washington Capital
  • 1975-05-05 A's release pinch runner Herb Washington (played 104 games without batting, pitching, or fielding He stole 30 bases, & scored 33 runs)
  • 1977-02-12 Toronto Maple Leafs shutout Washington Capitals 10-0
  • 1977-06-06 "Washington Post" reports US has developed neutron bomb
  • 1977-07-23 Washington jury convicts 12 Hanafi Muslims on hostage charges
  • 1978-10-12 Representatives of Israel & Egypt open talks in Washington
  • 1979-02-13 Washington State's Hood Canal Bridge breaks up in windstorm
  • 1979-07-01 Stampede Pass, Washington is covered with 6" of snow

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1979-11-15 A package from the Unabomber Ted Kaczynski begins smoking in the cargo hold of a flight from Chicago to Washington, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing

Serial Murderer and Domestic Terrorist Ted Kaczynski
Serial Murderer and Domestic Terrorist
Ted Kaczynski
  • 1980-05-18 Mount St Helens blows its top in Washington State, 60 die
  • 1981-06-25 Microsoft is restructured to become an incorporated business in its home state of Washington.
  • 1981-08-07 The Washington Star ceases all operations after 128 years of publication.

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1982-06-20 Israeli PM Menachem Begin arrives in Washington

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin
  • 1983-01-30 Super Bowl XVII: Wash Red Skins beat Miami Dolphins, 27-17 in Pasadena Super Bowl MVP: John Riggins, Washington, RB
  • 1983-02-22 Harold Washington wins Chicago's Democratic mayoral primary
  • 1983-04-12 Harold Washington elected Chicago's 1st black mayor
  • 1983-04-29 Harold Washington sworn in as Chicago's 1st black mayor
  • 1983-07-25 Washington Public Power Supply System defaulted $2.25 billion
  • 1985-02-27 Farmers converge in Washington to demand economic relief
  • 1987-02-27 "Washington Week In Review" 20th anniversary on PBS
  • 1987-03-13 Washington Caps score 5 goals against Toronto in 3 mins & 3 secs
  • 1987-10-11 200,000 march for gay and lesbian civil rights in Washington D.C.
  • 1988-01-31 Super Bowl XXII: Wash Redskins beat Denver Broncos, 42-10 in San Diego Super Bowl MVP: Doug Williams, Washington, QB
  • 1988-04-20 Yanks HR 9,999 (D Winfield) 10,000 (C Washington) 10,001 (J Clarke)
  • 1988-07-31 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Greater Washington Golf Open

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1988-10-28 Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen gives $10 million to University of Washington library

Co-founder of Microsoft Paul Allen
Co-founder of Microsoft
Paul Allen

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1989-03-07 Dino Ciccarelli is traded by the Minnesota North Stars to the Washington Capitals

NHL Star Dino Ciccarelli
NHL Star
Dino Ciccarelli

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1991-07-19 Mike Tyson rapes a Miss Black America contestant (Desiree Washington)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1991-09-09 Mike Tyson indicted for rape of Desiree Washington
  • 1991-11-24 After going 12-0, Washington Redskins lose to Dallas 24-21
  • 1992-01-26 Super Bowl XXVI: Wash Red Skins beat Buffalo Bills, 37-24 in Minn Super Bowl MVP: Mark Rypien, Washington, QB
  • 1992-02-10 Mike Tyson convicted of raping Desiree Washington in Indiana
  • 1992-03-26 Mike Tyson sentenced to 10 years in rape of Desiree Washington
  • 1992-06-20 Dino Ciccarelli is traded by the Washington Capitals to the Detroit Red Wings
  • 1993-01-05 Washington state executes Westley Allan Dodd by hanging (first legal hanging in America since 1965)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994-07-05 Amazon.com founded in Bellevue, Washington by Jeff Bezos

Amazon Entrepreneur Jeff Bezos
Amazon Entrepreneur
Jeff Bezos
  • 1995-01-15 Western Washington begins using new area code 360
  • 1995-03-04 Blind teenage boy receives a 'Bionic Eye' at a Washington Hospital
  • 1996-07-25 Kim LaPlante of Washington state crowned Mrs United States
  • 1996-07-28 Kennewick Man, the remains of a prehistoric man, is discovered near Kennewick, Washington.
  • 1999-07-15 The inaugural game at the Seattle Mariners' Safeco Field was held in Seattle, Washington.
  • 1999-11-30 In Seattle, Washington, United States, protests against the WTO meeting by anti-globalization protesters catch police unprepared and force the cancellation of opening ceremonies.
  • 2001-02-28 The Nisqually Earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter Scale hits the Nisqually Valley and the Seattle, Tacoma, and Olympia area of the U.S. state of Washington.

Battle9/11 Attack on New York's World Trade Towers

2001-09-14 Historic National Prayer Service held at Washington National Cathedral for victims of the September 11 attacks. A similar service is held in Canada on Parliament Hill, the largest vigil ever held in the nation's capital.

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2002-01-13 In a controversial move, Marty Schottenheimer is fired as head coach of the Washington Redskins after just one season

  • 2007-12-03 Devastating winter storms cause Chehalis River to flood many cities in Lewis County, Washington, closing 20-mile portion of Interstate 5 for several days, resulting in at least eight deaths and billions of dollars of damage

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2008-01-08 Joe Gibbs retires, for the second time, as head coach of the Washington Redskins

NFL Head Coach Joe Gibbs
NFL Head Coach
Joe Gibbs
  • 2008-09-29 Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 777.68 points, its largest single-day point loss, following the bankruptcies of Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual
  • 2009-12-15 Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner makes its maiden flight from Seattle, Washington.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2010-01-05 Mike Shanahan is formally introduced as head coach of the Washington Redskins

NFL Head Coach Mike Shanahan
NFL Head Coach
Mike Shanahan
  • 2012-11-07 Voters in Maine, Maryland and Washington approve measures for same-sex marriage
  • 2014-03-18 US closes the Syrian embassy in Washington & expels all Syrian diplomats
  • 2014-03-22 30 people are killed by a mudslide in Oso, Washington

Sport awardGolf Major

2015-06-21 115th US Golf Open: Jordan Spieth shoots a 275 at Chambers Bay, Washington. At 21, youngest winner since 1923

Professional Golfer Jordan Spieth
Professional Golfer
Jordan Spieth
  • 2016-01-23 Blizzard delivers record snow to 80 US states, New York 30 inches of snow. Washington 28 inches at least 15 killed
  • 2016-03-09 Eighth Democratic presidential candidates debate hosted by Univision and the Washington Post and held in Miami, Florida

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2016-03-26 US primary elections: Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders wins Washington, Hawaii and Alaska

US Senator Bernie Sanders
US Senator
Bernie Sanders

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 218

  • 1943-09-28 Mike Kreidler, (Rep-D-Washington)
  • 1943-12-12 Grover Washington Jr, jazz artist (Mr Magic)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1944-02-14 Carl Bernstein, American investigative reporter who covered Watergate for the Washington Post, born in Washington, D. C.

Investigative Reporter Carl Bernstein
Investigative Reporter
Carl Bernstein
  • 1944-04-04 Craig T. Nelson, actor (Poltergeist, Hayden Fox-Coach), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1944-04-26 Martha Rockwell, skier (Mount Washington), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • 1945-03-08 Jim Chapman, American politician (Rep-D-TX, 1985-1997), born in Washington, District of Columbia
  • 1945-04-04 Caroline McWilliams, actress (Sally-Soap, Marcy-Benson), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1945-05-12 Jayotis Washington, rocker
  • 1945-09-12 Vern M Lindblad, Turkologist, born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1946-09-30 William Thurston, Washington, mathematician (Fields Medal, 1982), (d. 2012)
  • 1946-10-19 Kenneth Washington, African-American actor (Sgt Richard Baker-Hogan's Heroes, Westworld)
  • 1947-03-24 Christine Gregoire, American politician, current governor of Washington
  • 1948-01-07 Kenny Loggins, American singer (Loggins and Messina-This is it, Footloose), born in Everett, Washington
  • 1948-02-15 Ron "Penguin" Cey, American MLB 3rd baseman (LA Dodgers), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1948-11-03 Tom Shales, TV critic (Washington Post)
  • 1949-04-02 Pamela Reed, actress (Grand, Kindergarten Cop, Home Court), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1949-11-10 Ann Reinking, dancer/actress (All the Jazz, Micki & Maude), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1949-11-30 Arthur Lee Washington Jr, murderer (FBI Most Wanted), born in Neptune Township, New Jersey
  • 1949-12-04 Mary Bea Porter-King, LPGA golfer (1975 Golf Inns Classic), born in Everett, Washington

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1950-08-14 Gary Larson, cartoonist (Far Side), born in Tacoma, Washington

Cartoonist Gary Larson
Gary Larson
  • 1950-10-09 Gary Frank, actor (Enemy Territory, Deadly Weapon), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1950-10-11 Patty Murry, (Sen-D Washington)
  • 1951-02-09 Jay Inslee, (Rep-D-Washington)
  • 1951-06-30 Stephen S Oswald, astronaut (STS 42, 56, 67), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1951-07-01 Daryl Anderson, actor (Animal-Lou Grant), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1951-09-13 Jean Smart, American actress (Charlene-Designing Women), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1952-07-17 Chet McCracken, rocker (Doobie Brothers), born in Seattle, Washington

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1953-01-21 Paul Allen, American entrepreneur, co-founder of Microsoft, born in Seattle, Washington

Co-founder of Microsoft Paul Allen
Co-founder of Microsoft
Paul Allen
  • 1953-03-27 Pamela Roylance, actress (Sarah-Little House on Prairie), born in Seattle, Washington

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1953-12-08 Sam Kinison, American screaming comedian and actor (Back to School, Charlie Hoover), born in Yakima, Washington (d. 1992)

Comedian Sam Kinison
Sam Kinison
  • 1953-12-10 Diane Schuur, American jazz singer (Diane Schuur & the Count Basie Orchestra), born in Tacoma, Washington

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1955-10-28 Bill Gates [William Henry], American businessman and billionaire (founder and CEO of Microsoft, richest person in the world), born in Seattle, Washington

Microsoft Founder Bill Gates
Microsoft Founder
Bill Gates
  • 1956-02-17 Richard Karn [Wilson], American actor (Home Improvement) and TV game show host (Family Feud), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1957-05-10 Phil Mahre, alpine slalom skier (Oly-gold/silver-80, 84), born in Yakima, Washington
  • 1957-05-10 Steve Mahre, twin alpine slalom skier (Oly-Silver-80, 84), born in Yakima, Washington
  • 1957-06-11 Bruce Plummer, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 West Coast), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1958-05-31 Kyle Secor, actor (Tim Bayliss-Homicide), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1958-07-22 Sandra Elizabeth Greenberg, playmate (June, 1987), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1958-09-06 Michael Winslow, American actor and comedian (Police Academy), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1958-10-13 Maria Cantwell, (Rep-D-Washington)
  • 1959-02-22 Kyle MacLachlan, American actor (Blue Velvet, Dune, Twin Peaks), born in Yakima, Washington
  • 1959-04-22 Ryan Stiles, American actor (Lewis-Drew Carey Show), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1959-05-06 Scott Hood, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 Montana Open-2nd), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1959-09-18 Ryne Sandberg, infielder (Chicago Cubs), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1959-10-03 Frederick Stephen Couples, PGA golfer (1983 Kemper Open), born in Seattle, Washington

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1959-10-03 Fred Couples, American golfer and Masters Champion (1992), born in Seattle, Washington

Golfer and Masters Champion Fred Couples
Golfer and Masters Champion
Fred Couples
  • 1960-08-24 Kris Monaghan, golfer (1990 Red Robin Kyocera Inamori), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1961-05-11 Diana Lee[-Hsu], playmate (May, 1988), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1962-08-28 Richard Elliott Fehr, PGA golfer (1986 BC Open), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1963-03-12 Candy Costie, synchronized swimmer (Olympic-gold-1984), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1963-03-26 Rebecca Twigg, 79K cyclist (Olympic-silver-1984, 92, 96), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1963-06-22 Randy Couture, 198 lbs greco-roman wrestler (Olymp-96), born in Everett, Washington
  • 1963-08-02 Jeff Bloom, Canadian Tour golfer (1988 Montana Open), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1963-10-22 Cherie Witter, playmate (February, 1985), born in Everett, Washington
  • 1964-01-12 Lynne Marie Thurik, Vancouver Wash, Miss Washington-America (1991)
  • 1964-02-05 Duff McKagan [Michael Andrew], American bassist (Guns N' Roses), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1964-02-17 Mike Campbell, pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1964-07-20 Chris Cornell, American musician (Soundgarden, Audioslave), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2017)
  • 1964-08-06 John Mooney, sprint kayak (Olympics-96), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1965-05-20 Todd Stottlemyre, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals, Blue Jays), born in Yakima, Washington
  • 1965-07-06 Tim Camargo, American jockey, born in Kennewick, Washington
  • 1966-01-16 Anthony Washington, Glasgow Montana, discus thrower (Olympics-4th-96)
  • 1966-01-20 Rainn Wilson, American actor (The Office, Juno), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1966-02-16 Eric Uptagrafft, prone rifle (Olympics-1996), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1966-06-27 Jeff Conine, outfielder (Florida Marlins), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1966-07-07 Jeff Shaw, Washington Ohio, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1966-08-28 Teresa Zarzeczny Bell, Washington Crossing NJ, rower (Oly-silver-1996)
  • 1966-11-01 Bob Wells, pitcher (Seattle Mariners), born in Yakima, Washington
  • 1966-11-19 Gail Devers, 60m/100m hurdler (Olympics-2 gold-92, 96), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1967-01-23 Christine Parris-Washington, Truro Nova Scotia, softball (Olympics-96)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1967-02-20 Kurt Cobain, American rock vocalist (Nirvana), born in Aberdeen, Washington (d. 1994)

Rocker Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain
  • 1967-04-29 Mary McCagg, rower (Olympics-4th-92, 96), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1967-11-06 Jackie Auzias de Turenne, WPVA volleyballer (Natl-17th-1995), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1968-04-30 Roger Mar, rapid fire pistol (Olympics-1996), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1968-06-06 Craig Roberts, Canadian 68 kg freestyle wrestler (Oly-96), born in Everett, Washington
  • 1968-06-11 Staci Baldwin, Miss Washington USA (1996)
  • 1968-08-05 John Olerud, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1968-08-21 Barbara Ann Moore, playmate (Dec, 1992), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1968-10-19 Sinitta, British-American singer (So Macho, Toy Boy), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1969-03-14 Ty[rel] Bennion, rower (Olympics-1996), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1969-06-20 Malivai Washington, Glenn Cove NY, tennis star (Olympics-96)
  • 1970-04-10 Sean Gilbert, defensive tackle (Washington Redskins)
  • 1970-07-24 Philip Sykes, field hockey defender (Olympics-96), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1970-10-05 Josie Bissett, American actress (Jane Mancini-Melrose Place), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1971-04-10 Nana Miyagi, tennis star (1995 final Surabaya doubles), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1971-05-28 Jeff Gove, Nike golfer (1991 Ralphs Senior Classic), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1971-10-27 Liz Pagano, WPVA volleyballer (National-13th-1994), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1972-01-16 Desiree Leipham, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-17th-1995), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1972-01-18 Ryan Kuehl, defensive tackle (Washington Redskins)
  • 1972-03-09 Sara Nicole Williams, Miss USA-Washington (1997)
  • 1972-05-31 Bryan Walker, safety (Washington Redskins)
  • 1972-06-15 Lianne Bennion, rower (Olympics-96), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1972-10-23 Patrise Alexander, linebacker (Washington Redskins)
  • 1972-12-17 Dewayne Washington, cornerback (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1972-12-31 Kelvin Kinney, defensive end (Washington Redskins)
  • 1973-03-21 Larry Bowie, running back (Washington Redskins)
  • 1973-04-22 Christopher Sanders, tight end (Washington Redskins)
  • 1973-12-22 Jamel Williams, safety (Washington Redskins)
  • 1974-03-01 Stephen Davis, running back (Washington Redskins)
  • 1974-04-25 Twan Russell, linebacker (Washington Redskins)

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