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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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Three lawmen and one outlaw are shot dead in the "Shootout in Poplar Grove" at Kennewick on October 31, 1906.

Denny Regrade second phase is completed on October 31, 1911.

Telephone operators in Seattle strike for union recognition on October 31, 1917.

Seattle's Auto Row on Capitol Hill is hit by fire on October 31, 1925.

Martha Nishitani Modern Dance Studio opens on University Way NE in Seattle around October 31, 1954.

Seattle Marine hijacks a TWA airliner to Rome on October 31, 1969.

The Rocket appears on Seattle streets on October 31, 1979.

Gary Zarker takes over as head of Seattle City Light on October 31, 1994.

Northwest '60s garage-rock icons the Sonics perform a triumphant reunion concert at Seattle's Paramount Theater on Halloween night, October 31, 2008.

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