Today in Washington State History From First synagogue in Seattle opens on September 18, 1892. St. Spiridon Orthodox Church in Seattle holds first service on September 18, 1895. Tacoma's Western Washington Industrial Exposition Building burns down on September 18, 1898. Fire destroys business buildings in Monroe on September 18, 1901. Winslow (Bainbridge Island) incorporates on September 18, 1947. United States Department of Justice sues the state of Washington over treaty fishing rights on September 18, 1970. Jimi Hendrix dies in London on September 18, 1970, and is buried in Renton. Sand Point Arts and Cultural Exchange, SPACE, adopts strategic plan on September 18, 1999. Sound Transit inaugurates <i>Sounder</i> commuter rail service between Tacoma and Seattle on September 18, 2000. Challengers Mark Sidran and Greg Nickels outpoll incumbent Seattle Mayor Paul Schell in primary election on September 18, 2001. Sound Spirits celebrates its grand opening and likely becomes the first legal distillery in Seattle since the 1930s on September 18, 2010.