Today in Washington State History From www.historylink.org http://www.historylink.org Seattle unveils steam-powered fire engine on February 1, 1879. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=961 Seattle raises pay for city workers on February 1, 1900. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1726 Seattle Car Manufacturing Co. opens a railcar manufacturing plant in Renton on February 1, 1908. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=4271 King County deeds Sand Point Airfield to U.S. Navy on February 1, 1921. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=365 Boeing launches its first Minuteman Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) from Cape Canaveral on February 1, 1961. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3567 Seattle's Columbia Street on-ramp to the Alaskan Way Viaduct opens to traffic on February 1, 1966. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9977 The FBI foils a plot by white supremacists to firebomb a Spokane synagogue and assassinate civil rights leaders on February 1, 1992. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8644 FAA and Port of Seattle publish a Final Environmental Impact Statement for proposed Sea-Tac International Airport improvements, including a third runway, on February 1, 1996. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=4205 Former Washington residents Michael Anderson and William McCool, and five fellow astronauts, die when space shuttle <i>Columbia</i> disintegrates during re-entry on February 1, 2003. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5160 BlackPast.org is launched on February 1, 2007. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=10122