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Homeward bound, the Lewis and Clark Expedition leaves future state of Washington on May 5, 1806.

Panic of 1893 sends King County and the Puget Sound region into a four-year depression on May 5, 1893.

Kennewick marks the opening of The Dalles-Celilo Canal and river navigation to the ocean with a wild and symbolic celebration on May 5, 1915.

Elsie Winters Mitchell of Port Angeles and five children are killed in Oregon by enemy balloon bomb on May 5, 1945.

Antiwar protesters block Interstate-5 Freeway on May 5, 1970.

Port of Everett Commissioners approve the sale of land to the U.S. Navy for an aircraft carrier base on May 5, 1987.

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Vancouver District, encompassing what is now Clark County in southwest Washington, is created on August 20, 1845.

Underdog Washington Huskies become first team in state history to reach NCAA women's basketball Final Four by defeating Stanford in regional final on March 27, 2016.

Billboard magazine highlights Spokane country musician Charlie Ryan and his hit song "Hot Rod Lincoln" on May 30, 1960.

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