Today in Washington State History From www.historylink.org http://www.historylink.org Alfred A. Plummer and Charles Bachelder settle on the site of future Port Townsend on April 24, 1851. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5290 First post office in Mason County is established at Oakland on April 24, 1858. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7727 General Howard meets with Smohalla, Wanapum spiritual leader, on April 24, 1877. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9439 Main administration building of the State Normal School at Cheney burns down on April 24, 1912. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8289 Mary Davenport-Engberg debuts Seattle Civic Symphony Orchestra in concert at Metropolitan Theatre on April 24, 1921. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3882 Two women die in an airplane crash at Pearson Field in Vancouver on April 24, 1927. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8418 CHECC (Choose an Effective City Council) holds debut press conference in Seattle on April 24, 1967. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=4244 Bees disrupt protest at UW campus on April 24, 1969. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1223 Legislature approves a $8.5 billion transportation tax package, which will survive a ballot challenge, on April 24, 2005. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7637