Today in Washington State History From www.historylink.org http://www.historylink.org Russian ship <i>Saint Nicholas</i> wrecks near mouth of Quillayute River on November 1, 1808. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7745 William Ladd makes first purchase of site of future West Seattle business district on November 1, 1869. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3144 Washington Territorial Legislature creates Lincoln County on November 1, 1883. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7858 Fire Commission fires Seattle Fire Chief Gardner Kellogg on November 1, 1892. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3934 E. G. Pelton and other socialists found Equality Colony on November 1, 1897. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5444 Billy Waples opens the Lynden Department Store on November 1, 1897. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8235 South Fork Snoqualmie River Bridge is completed by November 1, 1914. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8440 Tonasket native Walter Brattain named co-recipient of Nobel Prize for Physics on November 1, 1956. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7613 Biggs Rapids/Sam Hill Memorial Bridge, spanning the Columbia at Maryhill, opens on November 1, 1962. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7803 William A. Bulley becomes Director of Highways on November 1, 1975. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7288 Seattle City Council approves revised Magnuson Park-Sand Point plan on November 1, 1999. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2282 King County closes parks for the winter on November 1, 2002. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=4113