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Sidney (later renamed Port Orchard) incorporates on September 15, 1890.

Nippon Station post office branch is established in Seattle on September 15, 1905.

Yesler Branch, The Seattle Public Library opens on September 15, 1914.

Hay Palace opens in Mabton on September 15, 1915.

Airmail flight leaves Spokane for the first time on September 15, 1929.

Moses Lake is incorporated on September 15, 1938.

Shipbuilding contract worth $10.6 million awarded to Seattle firm on September 15, 1939.

Port of Seattle Commission proposes to rename Seattle-Tacoma Airport for Philip G. Johnson on September 15, 1944.

U.S.S. Missouri (BB-63) arrives in Seattle on September 15, 1954.

Mental patient kills King County Sheriff's Deputy Donald A. Armeni on September 15, 1954.

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Governor's mansion in Olympia re-opens on September 15, 1975.

Seattle Aquarium experiment pays off as salmon return to spawn on September 15, 1979.

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