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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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Charles Terry opens first store in future King County no later than November 28, 1851.

Governor Isaac Stevens selects Olympia as capital of Washington Territory on November 28, 1853.

Washington Territorial Legislature creates Douglas County on November 28, 1883.

Washington Territorial Legislature creates Adams County on November 28, 1883.

Northern Pacific Railroad establishes Pasco on November 28, 1884.

Ex-convict Charles Phillips murders Seattle Police Officer James L. Wells on November 28, 1897.

U.S. Air Force C-54G Skymaster crashes in Tacoma, killing 37 people, on November 28, 1952.

Fire breaks out at Todd Pacific Shipyards (Harbor Island, Seattle) on November 28, 1968.

First black film festival in Seattle opens on November 28, 1968.

Surrounded by police, William Scott Scurlock, the "Hollywood Bandit," commits suicide in Seattle on November 28, 1996.

Protests in advance of the WTO conference in Seattle continue on November 28, 1999.

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