Spokane, Spokane, Washington, USA
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The city of Spokane (then known as "Spokane Falls") was settled in 1871 and officially incorporated as a city in 1881. The city's name is drawn from the Native American tribe known as the Spokane, which means "Children of the Sun" in Salishan. Completion of the Northern Pacific Railway in 1881 brought major settlement to the Spokane area. Wikipedia
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1898 - Watch Tomorrow's Sun
Tomorrow will be "groundhog day." There are all sorts of theories about the weather on that day. In Spokane the popular creed seems to be that if the groundhog comes out of his hole at noon and sees his shadow in the sunlight he will go back again, knowing that there will be six more weeks of winter. Others say it's just the other way, and that anybody who says Spokane's to have six weeks more of winter, sunshine or no sunshine, does not know what he's talking about.
Spokane Daily Chronicle
February 1, 1898
1898 - FLAG DAY, Tuesday, June 14.
Over 10,000,000 flags have been sold in the United States since April 21st.
June 14, 1777, the Congress of the United States adopted our present flag. Celebrate the day by hanging out the Stars and Stripes.
And do not forget to lay in your Fourth of July goods early. Largest stock of fireworks, Flags, Balloons, etc., ever in the city.
John W. Graham & Company.
Flags, Fireworks, Hammocks, Sporting Goods, etc.
Fireworks Store, 818 Sprague.
Sunday Morning, June 12, 1898
1910 - TWO MEN WERE BADLY HURT. NEW BRIDGE WORK IS WRECKED.
At 4 o'clock this afternoon it was found that the net result of the accident on the new Monroe Street bridge was two men badly hurt, all work above the water's edge destroyed, and thousands of dollars of the city's money gone into the swirling rapids.
Names of injured:
J. F. WALPERS, East 1024 Rich Avenue; broken ribs and lacerated scalp.
A. M. NELSON, 822 Broadway; bad bruises.
The two injured men were taken to Sacred Heart Hospital. The ruins of the false work are being searched for more... Read MORE...
1910 - June 19 - Father's Day celebrated for 1st time (Spokane, Wash)
June 19, 1910
1915 - STREET CAR GOES THROUGH BRIDGE. SEVEN KILLED AND TEN INJURED HEN DIVISION STREET, SPOKANE, STRUCTURE COLLAPSES AND PEOPLE FALL INTO RIVER.
Spokane, Wash., Dec. 18 - Seven persons were killed and ten were injured today when a street car went through the Division Street bridge over the Spokane River. The killed were in the car more than an hour after it went into the river. The injured were removed to a hospital.
Two street cars were on the bridge at the time of the accident. They were owned by the Washington Water Power Company. One of the cars was leaving the bridge when, the whole structure collapsed. One end of this car fell t... Read MORE...
1922 - February 28 - KHQ-AM in Spokane WA begins radio transmissions
1946 - July 24 - 9 Spokane baseball players (Western League), die in a bus crash
1961 - August 4 - Spokane, WA, reached an all-time record high of 108 degrees.
The Weather Channel
August 4, 1961
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