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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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Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in Seattle celebrates Norway Day on August 30, 1909.

Port of Eglon purchases the community's dock on August 30, 1919.

Dance Marathon/Walkathon closes in Fife after 1,600 hours on August 30, 1936.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt presents the Medal of Honor to Arnold L. Bjorklund in a White House ceremony on August 30, 1944.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt awards Staff Sergeant Jesse Drowley the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony on August 30, 1944.

Joe E. Mann receives the Medal of Honor posthumously on August 30, 1945.

Russian Community Center opens in Seattle on August 30, 1953.

Sky River Rock Festival and Lighter Than Air Fair opens a three-day run near Sultan, Washington, on August 30, 1968.

Sky River Rock Festival, the second, held on August 30, 1969.

Harold McCluskey becomes the Atomic Man at Hanford on August 30, 1976.

The Royal Esquire Club sells its clubhouse to Seattle Public Schools on August 30, 1985.

Seattle police officer Ian Birk fatally shoots Native American woodcarver John T. Williams on a downtown Seattle sidewalk, on August 30, 2010.

Seattle Office of Arts & Culture announces The Creative Advantage on August 30, 2013.

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