Today in Washington State History From www.historylink.org http://www.historylink.org Telegraph line reaches Seattle on October 25, 1864. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=167 Major Alexander P. Cronkhite is shot and killed during training exercise at Fort Lewis on October 25, 1918. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9764 Washington State Grange initiative to authorize creation of public utility districts is filed with the Secretary of State on October 25, 1928. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=10721 Group Health Cooperative formalizes a Joint Conference Committee to work out differences between medical staff and Board of Trustees on October 25, 1952. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7423 King County Council approves controversial Critical Areas Ordinance on October 25, 2004. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7949