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. North Cascades Highway opens on September 2, 1972.