Today in Washington State History From Oregon Improvement Company completes purchase of Seattle & Walla Walla Railroad Company and Seattle Coal & Transportation Company on November 26, 1880. The O'Donnell Gang guns down Seattle Police Officers Trent A. Sickles and Theodore E. Stevens during a burglary on November 26, 1935. School bus plunges into Lake Chelan, killing 15 students and the driver, on November 26, 1945. Seattle City Council adopts plan for central business district development on November 26, 1963. Governor Locke offers to send National Guard troops to Seattle to augment police during World Trade Organization (WTO) demonstrations on November 26, 1999.