[Loscho_enews] Fw: Your HistoryLink.org Update - Snohomish County featured

Karen Prasse kprasse at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 13 22:50:08 PST 2011

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This week at http://www.HistoryLink.org, Snohomish County celebrates a hundred 
and fifty years, we look back and remember Montesano's pioneers, and then we go 
to Forks when the town's library was new, and we wish a happy birthday to our 
friends at ol' Wazzu, among other historical highlights.

History Cafe

On Thursday, January 20, from 7 to 8 p.m., the first of this year's History Cafe 
series -- sponsored by MOHAI, KCTS 9, Seattle Public Library, and HistoryLink -- 
will meet at Roy Street Coffee and Tea in Seattle to discuss the history of 
Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. Join in on the discussion with MOHAI's 
Helen Divjak and HistoryLink's Alan Stein. For more info, visit 


As noted on our front page, this week Snohomish County celebrates its 
sesquicentennial. This Friday, January 14, at 10 a.m., cake, ice cream, coffee, 
and cocoa will be served at the Snohomish County Campus in Everett.  The public 
is invited bring something to commemorate the county's 150 Years for entry into 
a time capsule. Find out more at http://www.snoco150.net/. 

Arts and Heritage Day

For years, the Washington Museum Association has sponsored Museum Day and, 
likewise, the Washington State Arts Alliance (WSAA) has organized Arts Day in 
Olympia. In 2011, the two statewide organizations are joining forces to 
coordinate Arts & Heritage Day on February 2, to demonstrate the strength of the 
state's cultural industries and to advocate for investment in the cultural 
economy in the current legislative session. To learn more visit 

Ground Control

This week our Education Team features namesakes, with a look at two Washington 
schools named for astronauts Dick Scobee and Michael Anderson. Learn more at 

Early Warning

In our next update, HistoryLink.org runs to the blockhouse, goes down with the 
ship, sees red, and crosses some bridges, among other historic events. 

Earthquake of enormous magnitude hits the Pacific Northwest coast on January 26, 

Bishop Augustine Blanchet dedicates Washington's original St. James Cathedral at 
Fort Vancouver on January 23, 1851.

Native Americans attack Seattle on January 26, 1856.

Washington Territorial Legislature incorporates the City of Vancouver on January 
23, 1857.

Ferguson County is established on January 23, 1863.

The Walla Walla Library Association is incorporated on January 20, 1865.

Yakima County is established on January 21, 1865.

The SS Valencia wrecks on Vancouver Island with a loss of 136 lives on January 
22, 1906.

Billy Sunday preaches to 10,000 in Spokane on January 24, 1909.

The Liberty Arch Monument gate at Camp Lewis is completed on January 26, 1918.

Plot to sink the MV Hiye Maru in Elliott Bay fails on January 20, 1938.

State Representative criticizes UW for hiring Marxist Harold Laski as visiting 
lecturer on January 23, 1939.

University of Washington sees Red and fires three faculty members on January 22, 

Seattle University Chieftains, led by Johnny and Eddie O'Brien, defeat Harlem 
Globetrotters in a Seattle exhibition game on January 21, 1952.

Former state representative John Goldmark wins $40,000 (later overturned) in a 
libel case in Okanogan County against four individuals and a newspaper that had 
called him a Communist "tool," on January 22, 1964.

FBI arrests right-wing Minutemen on January 26, 1968, for conspiring to blow up 
Redmond City Hall and rob four banks.

Edwin Pratt is murdered outside of his Shoreline home on January 26, 1969.

Supreme Court affirms limited right to abortion in Roe v. Wade case, superseding 
Washington state law, on January 22, 1973.

Love Israel Family gives up all its Seattle properties in an out-of-court 
settlement on January 26, 1984.

Serial killer Ted Bundy dies in the electric chair in Florida on January 24, 

Inaugural Day storm ravages Puget Sound on January 20, 1993.

Cable-stayed bridge over Tacoma's Thea Foss Waterway opens on January 22, 1997.

Tacoma's Blair Bridge is closed and demolition begins on January 23, 1997.

Seattle Art Museum's Olympic Sculpture Park opens to the public on January 
20-21, 2007.


Marie McCaffrey, Alan Stein, and the http://www.HistoryLink.org Gang

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