Washington in History (Part 2)

Washington: Seattle - Spokane

Historical Events

Events 101 - 142 of 142

  • 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
  • 1971-11-25 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
  • 1973-02-18 54-kg octopus measuring 7m across captured in Hood Canal, 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, who played 104 games without batting, pitching, or fielding. He did steal 30 bases and score 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

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1992-02-10 Mike Tyson convicted of raping Desiree Washington in Indiana

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson

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1992-06-20 Dino Ciccarelli is traded by the Washington Capitals to the Detroit Red Wings

NHL Star Dino Ciccarelli
NHL Star
Dino Ciccarelli
  • 1993-01-05 Washington state executes Westley Allan Dodd by hanging (first legal hanging in America since 1965)

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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.

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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

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

US Senator Bernie Sanders
US Senator
Bernie Sanders
  • 2017-10-07 Rapper Nelly arrested for rape in Auburn, Washington

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 235

  • 1941-05-12 Little Jayotis Washington, US R&B singer (Persuasions)
  • 1941-07-19 Jennifer Dunn, (Rep-R-Washington)
  • 1941-08-15 Don Rich, American guitarist and country singer (Hee Haw), born in Olympia, Washington (d. 1974)
  • 1941-09-20 Dale Chihuly, artist in glass (Louis Tiffany Award 1967), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1941-09-29 Kermit Zarley, PGA golfer (1970 Canadian Open), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1941-10-12 Craig Washington, American politician (Rep-D-Texas), born in Longview, Texas

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1942-05-19 Gary Kildall, American computer scientist and entrepreneur who created the CP/M operating system, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1994)

Computer scientist Gary Kildall
Computer scientist
Gary Kildall
  • 1942-07-08 Janice Pennington, Playboy playmate (May 1971) and model (The Price is Right), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1942-09-08 Brian Cole, rock vocalist/bassist (Association), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1942-10-15 Don Stevenson, rock drummer (Moby Grape), born in Seattle, Washington

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1942-11-27 Jimi Hendrix, rock guitarist (Purple Haze), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1970)

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • 1943-03-26 Robert "Bob" Woodward, Geneva Illinois, Washington Post investigative reporter (Watergate, CIA crimes)
  • 1943-07-10 Jerry Miller, rock guitarist (Moby Grape), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1943-09-28 Mike Kreidler, (Rep-D-Washington)
  • 1943-12-12 Grover Washington Jr., US jazz saxophonist (Mr Magic), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1999)

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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
  • 1945-11-21 Goldie Hawn, American actress (The First Wives Club, Private Benjamin), born in Washington, District of Columbia
  • 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

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

Cartoonist Gary Larson
Cartoonist
Gary Larson
  • 1950-09-05 Kathy Cronkite, American actress (Annie-Hizzonner), born in Washington, D. C.
  • 1950-09-08 James Mattis, 26th United States Secretary of Defense under the Trump administration (2017- ), born in Pullman, Washington
  • 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

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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

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

Comedian Sam Kinison
Comedian
Sam Kinison
  • 1953-12-10 Diane Schuur, American jazz singer (Diane Schuur & the Count Basie Orchestra), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1954-11-27 Patricia McPherson, American actress (Knight Rider), born in Oak Harbor, Washington

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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
  • 1958-09-15 Dr. Know [Gary Miller], American guitarist (Bad Brains), born in Washington, D. C.
  • 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
  • 1959-10-03 Jack Wagner, American singer and actor (General Hospital, Melrose Place), born in Washington, Missouri

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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
  • 1964-02-05 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 kayaker (Olympics-96), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1964-08-25 Blair Underwood, American actor (Jonathan-LA Law, High Incident), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1965-02-23 Robert "Bob" Ferguson, American politician (Democratic Party) and Attorney General of Washington, 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)

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

Rocker Kurt Cobain
Rocker
Kurt Cobain
  • 1967-04-29 Mary McCagg, rower (Olympics-4th-92, 96), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1967-08-22 Layne Staley, American rock singer and guitarist (Alice in Chains-Dirt), born in Kirkland, Washington (d. 2002)
  • 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 pageant winner, sued when told 27 too old for compete for Miss USA, born in Kirkland, Washington
  • 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

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