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Today in history

1875: Captain Matthew Webb became the first person to swim across the English Channel, getting from Dover, England, to Calais, France, in 22 hours.

1944: During World War II, Paris was liberated by Allied forces after four years of Nazi occupation.

1950: President Truman ordered the Army to seize control of the nation’s railroads to avert a strike.


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Before the falls: Spokane and the history of river cities

new  The falls are beautiful, they’re powerful and they’re the reason for the city. Spokane is one of a small number of American cities that have falling water in their hearts, and it’s no accident. The reasons for a city are many, but chief among them is water – for drinking, for transportation, for industry and, most recently, for beauty.