Today in Washington State History From David Thompson records first written description of the Sinkayuse Indians and the landscape along the Columbia between the mouth of the Wenatchee River and Crab Creek on July 7, 1811. Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in Seattle celebrates Suffrage Day on July 7, 1909. Camp Lewis opens first Washington state Citizen's Military Training Camp on July 7, 1921. Mother Francesca Xavier Cabrini, founder of Seattle's Cabrini Hospital, is declared a Saint on July 7, 1946. Dorian House, pioneering gay counseling service, opens in Seattle on July 7, 1969. Exhibition Japanese American Pride and Shame opens in Seattle on July 7, 1970. Officials break ground for Seattle's South Lake Union Streetcar on July 7, 2006. Tall Ships make second visit to Tacoma from July 3 to July 7, 2008.