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Weyerhaeuser makes one of the largest land purchases in United States history on January 3, 1900.

On January 3,1900, railroad magnate James J. Hill (1838-1916) sells 900,000 acres (1,406 square miles) of Washington state timberlands to Frederick Weyerhaeuser (1834-1914) for $5,400,000. This is "on...

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Alaska Building, Seattle's first steel-framed skyscraper, is completed in 1904.

From 1903 to 1904, Seattle's tallest building and first steel-framed skyscraper is constructed. The Alaska Building, located at the southeast corner of 2nd Avenue and Cherry Street, rises 14 stories h...

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Record-breaking 7,200-egg omelet is cooked in a record-breaking frying pan in Chehalis on July 24, 1931.

On July 24, 1931, approximately 10,000 people -- including Governor Roland Hartley (1864-1952) -- attend the Lewis County Farmers and Merchants Picnic at Alexander Park in Chehalis to see what is bill...

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Walter Dubuc, age 17, youngest person to be executed in Washington, is hanged on April 15, 1932.

On April 15, 1932, Walter Dubuc, at age 17, the youngest person to be condemned to death in Washington, dies by hanging at the State Penitentiary at Walla Walla. His codefendant Harold Carpenter, ag...

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Harold McCluskey becomes the Atomic Man at Hanford on August 30, 1976.

On August 30, 1976, Harold McCluskey, a chemical operator at the Hanford nuclear weapons plant, becomes "The Atomic Man" when he survives accidental radiological contamination. McCluskey becomes so ra...

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More than 100,000 people attend the Boeing employee Christmas party in Seattle's Kingdome on December 15, 1979.

On December 15, 1979, a total of 103,152 Boeing employees and their families attend a company Christmas party in Seattle's Kingdome. The party is so large it is split into two events to accommodate th...

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Port Gamble sawmill, oldest continuously operating sawmill in the U.S., closes on November 30, 1995.

On November 30, 1995, Puget Mill Company's Port Gamble sawmill, the oldest continuously operating sawmill in the U.S., closes permanently. The mill sawed its first log in September 1853. The mill mach...

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Seattle Mariners complete regular season with 116 wins, and tie for best record in Major League Baseball history on October 7, 2001.

On October 7, 2001, the Seattle Mariners play their last regular game of the 2001 season, losing to the Texas Rangers by a score of 4-3. However, the Mariners' win over the Rangers the night before t...

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Gary Leon Ridgway pleads guilty to murdering 48 Green River Killer victims on November 5, 2003.

On November 5, 2003, Gary Leon Ridgway pleads guilty to murdering 48 women in King County between 1982 and 1998, solving the mystery of the Green River Killer. Ridgway admitted killing 42 women whom p...

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Super Bowl victory parade for Seattle Seahawks attracts hundreds of thousands on February 5, 2014.

On February 5, 2014, hundreds of thousands of fans pack a 2.5-mile parade route through downtown Seattle in sunny, sub-freezing weather to celebrate the Seattle Seahawks winning the Super Bowl. The ev...

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Ken Griffey Jr., best player in Seattle Mariners history, is overwhelmingly voted into Baseball Hall of Fame on January 6, 2016.

On January 6, 2016, Ken Griffey Jr. (b. 1969) is voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Griffey, who started his professional career and had his best years with the Seattle Mariners, receives the highe...

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University of Washington's Kelsey Plum becomes leading scorer in NCAA women's basketball history on February 25, 2017.

On February 25, 2017, University of Washington guard Kelsey Plum (b. 1994) becomes the leading scorer in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) women's basketball history. She does it with a ...

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