Today in Washington State History From Fire destroys 20 buildings in Seattle on July 26, 1879. Freight agent Eli Cummins is robbed and murdered at the town of New York Bar in Columbia County on July 26, 1882. King County Sheriff's Deputy George W. Poor is mistakenly killed by a U.S. Customs officer in Skagit County on July 26, 1891. Ku Klux Klan stages huge rally in Issaquah on July 26, 1924. Boeing Field, Seattle's first municipal airport, is dedicated on July 26, 1928. Battleship U.S.S. <i>Arizona</i> rams and sinks purse seiner off Cape Flattery, killing two on July 26, 1934. Northwest Indian canoes return to site of Point Elliott Treaty on July 26, 2007.