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The United States signs the Louisiana Purchase Treaty and buys Louisiana Territory from France on May 2, 1803.

American settlers in Oregon declare a provisional government on May 2, 1843.

Following the outbreak of the Civil War, Colonel George Wright receives orders on May 2, 1861, to send soldiers from Fort Vancouver to San Francisco.

Firland Sanatorium, Seattle's municipal tuberculosis hospital, opens as Henry Sanatorium on May 2, 1911.

Women anti-war protesters disrupt R.O.T.C. parade at University of Washington on May 2, 1922.

Voters elect Edwin J. Brown as mayor of the City of Seattle on May 2, 1922.

First women are elected to Seattle City Council on May 2, 1922.

DAR places a monument in Mukilteo in remembrance of the 1855 Point Elliott Treaty on May 2, 1931.

Voters in Franklin County create Port of Pasco on May 2, 1940, to provide facilities for grain barges on the Columbia River.

Victory Square is dedicated in Seattle on May 2, 1942.

County Grange sponsors meeting on May 2, 1966, to promote formation of Wahkiakum County's second port district.

Seattle Mariner Mike Cameron hits four home runs in a single game, tying the Major League record, on May 2, 2002.

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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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