Today in Washington State History From www.historylink.org http://www.historylink.org Schuyler and Eliza Saunders settle at future site of Chehalis on May 1, 1850. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8649 Charles Terry homesteads site of Alki business district on May 1, 1852. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3142 Mary Low Sinclair arrives in Cadyville (future Snohomish City) on May 1, 1865. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8327 Seattle citizens start work on Seattle & Walla Walla Railroad on May 1, 1874. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=924 Seattle City Council bans tents in fire area on May 1, 1890. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2148 May Day picnic celebrates first irrigation water reaching Sequim Prairie on May 1, 1896. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7586 First Washington Volunteer Infantry Regiment musters for the Spanish American War on May 1, 1898. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5526 Brewery workers in 11 Puget Sound towns strike on May 1, 1905. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1093 Grading crews finish work on the Rainier Vista (designed for Seattle's A-Y-P Exposition on the UW campus) on May 1, 1908. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8982 Governor Roland Hartley fires J. Webster Hoover as State Highway Engineer and on May 1, 1927, appoints Samuel J. Humes. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7235 Port of Willapa Harbor holds its first commission meeting on May 1, 1928. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9500 Seattle Teachers' Credit Union is chartered on May 1, 1936. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2159 Seattle opens Service Men's Club on May 1, 1941. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9406 Salishan Housing Project in Tacoma opens for war workers on May 1, 1943. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5474 Seattle docks and piers are given new designations on May 1, 1944. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9967 Jim Whittaker becomes first American to reach Mount Everest summit on May 1, 1963. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1281 King County's Home Rule Charter takes effect on May 1, 1969. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7944 Weeks of protests erupt in Seattle beginning May 1, 1970, against U.S. entry into Cambodia and later also to protest the killing of four Kent State students. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2308 Nisqually Delta Association is founded on May 1, 1970. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9940 Seattle is first major city to legislate a police shooting policy on May 1, 1978. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2433 Kurt Cobain posts a "Drummer Wanted" classified advertisement in Seattle's <i>The Rocket</i> magazine on May 1, 1988. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=10378 The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the Environmental Impact Statement for a proposed Methow Valley ski resort is adequate on May 1, 1989. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9907 Rioting erupts in Seattle following verdicts in Rodney King beating on May 1, 1992. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3054 Wal-Mart opens its first store in Washington at Omak on May 1, 1993. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8169 Helen and Bill Thayer begin a 1,600-mile walk across the Gobi Desert on May 1, 2001. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9851 Thousands march streets of Seattle and Yakima in support of immigrants' rights on May 1, 2006. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7980 Seattle Symphony debuts avant-garde Seattle sound sculptor Trimpin's site-specific composition "Above, Below, and In Between" at Benaroya Hall on May 1, 2015. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=11209