Today in Washington State History From www.historylink.org http://www.historylink.org Roller skating in Seattle first occurs on October 21, 1871. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1613 Seattle College, now Seattle University, formally incorporates on October 21, 1898. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3267 MacKay Post Office opens on October 21, 1901. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=573 Trains collide on the Great Northern Railway at Fern Bluff near Monroe on October 21, 1906. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8323 Pasco-Kennewick (Benton-Franklin Inter-County) Bridge spanning the Columbia River is dedicated on October 21, 1922. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7529 Hurricane-force winds kill 21 in Western Washington on October 21, 1934. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3734 President Kennedy's Cold War cold supersedes Seattle World's Fair closing ceremonies on October 21, 1962. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=967 Todd Pacific Shipyards fire (Harbor Island, Seattle) breaks out on October 21, 1964. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9629 SuperSonics win first victory on October 21, 1967. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3057 Governor Evans convenes Washington State Women's Council on October 21, 1971. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5280 Demolition of the southern mile of Seattle's Alaskan Way Viaduct begins on October 21, 2011. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=10049