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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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Several dozen fishermen drown off the mouth of the Columbia River on May 4, 1880.

Everett incorporates on May 4, 1893.

Seattle Steel Co. begins manufacturing steel products on May 4, 1905.

Everson incorporates on May 4, 1929.

First bookmobile in Seattle takes to the road on May 4, 1931.

John M. Nelson becomes superintendent of Seattle City Light on May 4, 1963.

King Olav V of Norway visits Seattle area from May 1 to May 4, 1968.

"Angel of the Morning," first international pop-radio hit by Seattle's Merrilee Rush, enters Billboard's Hot-100 chart on May 4, 1968.

Thousands protest planned freeway through Seattle's Arboretum on May 4, 1969.

President Richard M. Nixon presides over the opening of Expo '74, Spokane's World's Fair, on May 4, 1974.

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Vancouver District, encompassing what is now Clark County in southwest Washington, is created on August 20, 1845.

Underdog Washington Huskies become first team in state history to reach NCAA women's basketball Final Four by defeating Stanford in regional final on March 27, 2016.

Billboard magazine highlights Spokane country musician Charlie Ryan and his hit song "Hot Rod Lincoln" on May 30, 1960.

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Seattle Symphony debuts avant-garde Seattle sound sculptor Trimpin's site-specific composition "Above, Below, and In Between" at Benaroya Hall on May 1, 2015.

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