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Schuyler and Eliza Saunders settle at future site of Chehalis on May 1, 1850.

Charles Terry homesteads site of Alki business district on May 1, 1852.

Mary Low Sinclair arrives in Cadyville (future Snohomish City) on May 1, 1865.

Seattle citizens start work on Seattle & Walla Walla Railroad on May 1, 1874.

Seattle City Council bans tents in fire area on May 1, 1890.

May Day picnic celebrates first irrigation water reaching Sequim Prairie on May 1, 1896.

First Washington Volunteer Infantry Regiment musters for the Spanish American War on May 1, 1898.

Brewery workers in 11 Puget Sound towns strike on May 1, 1905.

Grading crews finish work on the Rainier Vista (designed for Seattle's A-Y-P Exposition on the UW campus) on May 1, 1908.

Governor Roland Hartley fires J. Webster Hoover as State Highway Engineer and on May 1, 1927, appoints Samuel J. Humes.

Port of Willapa Harbor holds its first commission meeting on May 1, 1928.

Seattle Teachers' Credit Union is chartered on May 1, 1936.

Seattle opens Service Men's Club on May 1, 1941.

Salishan Housing Project in Tacoma opens for war workers on May 1, 1943.

Seattle docks and piers are given new designations on May 1, 1944.

Jim Whittaker becomes first American to reach Mount Everest summit on May 1, 1963.

King County's Home Rule Charter takes effect on May 1, 1969.

Weeks of protests erupt in Seattle beginning May 1, 1970, against U.S. entry into Cambodia and later also to protest the killing of four Kent State students.

Nisqually Delta Association is founded on May 1, 1970.

Seattle is first major city to legislate a police shooting policy on May 1, 1978.

Kurt Cobain posts a "Drummer Wanted" classified advertisement in Seattle's The Rocket magazine on May 1, 1988.

The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the Environmental Impact Statement for a proposed Methow Valley ski resort is adequate on May 1, 1989.

Rioting erupts in Seattle following verdicts in Rodney King beating on May 1, 1992.

Wal-Mart opens its first store in Washington at Omak on May 1, 1993.

Helen and Bill Thayer begin a 1,600-mile walk across the Gobi Desert on May 1, 2001.

Thousands march streets of Seattle and Yakima in support of immigrants' rights on May 1, 2006.

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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