Today in Washington State History From www.historylink.org http://www.historylink.org Cornerstone is laid for St. Mary's Hospital in Walla Walla on August 3, 1879. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9518 Chautauqua comes to Vashon Island on August 3, 1885. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2260 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in Seattle celebrates Snohomish County Day, Missouri Day, Exhibitors' Day, and Minnesota TriCity Day on August 3, 1909. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8895 Longacres racetrack opens in Renton on August 3, 1933. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7394 President Franklin Roosevelt visits Grand Coulee Dam on August 3, 1934. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7269 Port of Tacoma sees launch of Todd Shipyards' freighter <em>Cape Alava</em> on August 3, 1940. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8734 Seattle City Light increases electric rates for the first time since 1920 beginning on August 3, 1971. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2862