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Astorians reach site of Fort Okanogan at the junction of the Okanogan and Columbia rivers on August 31, 1811.

Japanese shipping firm begins regular run between Seattle and Japan on August 31, 1896.

Spokane's last electric trolley meets a fiery end on August 31, 1936.

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