Today in Washington State History From www.historylink.org http://www.historylink.org Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in Seattle celebrates Norway Day on August 30, 1909. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8934 Port of Eglon purchases the community's dock on August 30, 1919. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9749 Dance Marathon/Walkathon closes in Fife after 1,600 hours on August 30, 1936. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5561 President Franklin D. Roosevelt presents the Medal of Honor to Arnold L. Bjorklund in a White House ceremony on August 30, 1944. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=10918 President Franklin D. Roosevelt awards Staff Sergeant Jesse Drowley the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony on August 30, 1944. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=11041 Joe E. Mann receives the Medal of Honor posthumously on August 30, 1945. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=10922 Russian Community Center opens in Seattle on August 30, 1953. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3604 Sky River Rock Festival and Lighter Than Air Fair opens a three-day run near Sultan on August 30, 1968. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5425 Sky River Rock Festival, the second, held on August 30, 1969. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1271 Harold McCluskey becomes the Atomic Man at Hanford on August 30, 1976. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5692 The Royal Esquire Club sells its clubhouse to Seattle Public Schools on August 30, 1985. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9525 Seattle police officer Ian Birk fatally shoots Native American woodcarver John T. Williams on a downtown Seattle sidewalk, on August 30, 2010. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=10296 Seattle Office of Arts & Culture announces The Creative Advantage on August 30, 2013. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=10679