Today in Washington State History From David Thompson travels from Kettle Falls to Boat Encampment on the Columbia River beginning on September 2, 1811. Seattle pioneer David Denny kills a huge elk near Green Lake on September 2, 1869. Emma Smith DeVoe promotes women's suffrage to teachers in Snohomish on September 2, 1909. Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in Seattle celebrates Smith Day on September 2, 1909. Marysville's wooden policeman is kidnapped and thrown into the Snohomish River on September 2, 1917. A bomb kills Pearl A. Kongsle at her West Seattle home on September 2, 1959. WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center launches the Master Gardener Program on September 2, 1972.