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Jim Kershner’s this day in history

Thu., Aug. 30, 2012

From our archives, 100 years ago

People in the Manito-Grand Boulevard neighborhood were planning an odd fundraiser for a proposed new neighborhood church.

It was an “entertainment,” staged entirely by neighborhood people, the centerpiece of which would be a “Lilliputian Wedding.”

Two neighborhood kids, Milton Huber Jr. and Elizabeth Polglase, would be married in a mock wedding, complete with child clergyman, bridesmaids, groomsmen and ushers.

It was to be held in the gym of the (now defunct) Spokane College. 

From the election beat: Eugene V. Debs, the Socialist candidate for president, was scheduled to arrive in Spokane during the weekend for a rally, parade and speech at the American Theater. He would end up getting about 6 percent of the national vote – but double that in Washington state.

Also on this date

(From the Associated Press)

1905: Ty Cobb made his major-league debut as a player for the Detroit Tigers, hitting a double in his first at-bat in a game against the New York Highlanders. (The Tigers won, 5-3.) … 1967: The Senate confirmed the appointment of Thurgood Marshall as the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.



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