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THE NEW DEAL: A 75th Anniversary Commemorative Event - Preston, October 15
On October 15, 7-9 p.m. at the Preston Activity Center -- 8625 310th Avenue SE, Preston, WA -- join King County Executive Ron Sims and guests in commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the creation of FDRs New Deal. The legacy of the New Deal endures in public works and programs that sustain our government and enrich the lives of King County citizens. Hear from community members, public officials, high school students, labor leaders and others in a celebration of this visionary program and its lessons for today.


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Seattle waitresses unionize on November 23, 1900.

Kerriston Post Office opens on November 23, 1904.

Spokane's third Monroe Street Bridge, the historic concrete-arch bridge, opens on November 23, 1911.

Pacific Aero-Products (later Boeing Airplane Co.) tests its first all-original airplane on November 23, 1916.

Geraldine Farrar performs Carmen at Seattle's Metropolitan Theatre on November 23, 1924.

Douglas Van Vlack kidnaps Mildred Hook in Tacoma on November 23, 1935.

Group Health Cooperative and UW School of Medicine sign the nation's first formal affiliation agreement between an HMO and a university medical school on November 23, 1981.

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Ross F. George and William Hugh Gordon submit a patent application for their new ink "Lettering Pen" on October 22, 1914.

President Ronald Reagan delivers a hotly debated statement about Hanford while campaigning for Senator Slade Gorton in Spokane on October 31, 1986.

Seattle Housing Authority: Interview with Kristin O'Donnell

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Lady Willie Forbus is admitted to the Washington bar on May 24, 1919.

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