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Oregon Territorial Legislature creates King County and names Seattle county seat on December 22, 1852.

Oregon Territorial Legislature creates Pierce County on December 22, 1852.

Boy named Henry Short is shanghaied from Seattle on December 22, 1901.

Butchers in Seattle strike for an eight-hour day on December 22, 1917.

A group of Kalama residents meets to organize Port of Kalama on December 22, 1919.

"Jazz Intoxication" bill is introduced in Washington State Legislature on December 22, 1933.

Dance Marathon/Walkathon opens in Vancouver on December 22, 1936.

Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound incorporates on December 22, 1945.

Commissioners of the newly created Port of Benton hold their first meeting in Richland on December 22, 1958.

"Rockin' Robin" Roberts, former singer with Tacoma rock band, the Wailers, dies in an automobile accident on December 22, 1967.

A thief or thieves murder messenger and hijack pearls from REA Express at Sea-Tac Airport on December 22, 1969.

Weyerhaeuser's large-log sawmill in Aberdeen closes on December 22, 2005.

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