Today in Washington State History From Cornerstone is laid for St. Mary's Hospital in Walla Walla on August 3, 1879. Chautauqua comes to Vashon Island on August 3, 1885. Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in Seattle celebrates Snohomish County Day, Missouri Day, Exhibitors' Day, and Minnesota TriCity Day on August 3, 1909. Longacres racetrack opens in Renton on August 3, 1933. President Franklin Roosevelt visits Grand Coulee Dam on August 3, 1934. Port of Tacoma sees launch of Todd Shipyards' freighter <em>Cape Alava</em> on August 3, 1940. Seattle City Light increases electric rates for the first time since 1920 beginning on August 3, 1971.