Stories tagged: This day in history
Mon., Nov. 12, 2018
On the day after the end of the European war, The Spokesman-Review editorial page took the opportunity to celebrate.
Sun., Nov. 11, 2018
A noisy, delirious celebration broke out in the early morning in Spokane when news of the armistice arrived. See our larger story for details on one of the biggest celebrations …
Sat., Nov. 10, 2018
The Washington State Board of Health ordered people to wear flu masks in most public settings, yet enforcement of this rule was already proving to be nearly impossible.
Fri., Nov. 9, 2018
The headline could not have been bigger: “Kaiser Quits!”
Thu., Nov. 8, 2018
The Germans were in retreat across the map. Meanwhile, the Red Cross in Spokane started selling flu masks in the corridor of Spokane City Hall.
Tue., Nov. 6, 2018
100 years ago today in Spokane: Judge J. Stanley Webster beats Congressman C.C. Dill in mid-term election
Judge J. Stanley Webster knocked off the region’s incumbent U.S. congressman, C.C. Dill, by about 3,000 votes.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 4:33 p.m.
The Spokane Daily Chronicle put out a late-night extra edition blaring the news: President Woodrow Wilson appeared to be winning reelection and his party, the Democrats, remained in control of …
Sun., Nov. 4, 2018
Grace Meredith, the 19-year-old wife of William Heitzel, was arrested by Spokane detectives on a charge of bigamy when it was revealed that she had a total of three husbands.
Sat., Nov. 3, 2018
Cigar dealer Tom McKeene became the first man arrested in Spokane for sneezing in a public place. He made the mistake of sneezing in the presence of a judge and …
Fri., Nov. 2, 2018
The Germans and Austrians were in retreat across the war front, but the U.S. casualty reports were still pouring in.
Thu., Nov. 1, 2018
Ah Yen, one of Spokane’s earliest and most prominent Chinese residents, announced that he was returning to his native town in China – at least for a while.
Mon., Oct. 29, 2018
This was the day when city health authorities – and the Spokane Daily Chronicle – finally quit trying to sound optimistic about the Spanish flu epidemic.
Sun., Oct. 28, 2018
Charles E. Fay Jr. was lying ill at Fort George Wright with pneumonia, brought on by the Spanish flu, when he wrote this message to his parents in Addy, Wash.: …
Sat., Oct. 27, 2018
The Spokesman-Review editorial page issued its prescription for the deadly Spanish flu: Fresh air.
Fri., Oct. 26, 2018
A front-page headline in the Spokane Daily Chronicle said, “Flu Situation Is Some Better, Reports Show” – but other articles indicated the situation was more serious than ever.
Thu., Oct. 25, 2018
President Woodrow Wilson asked voters to elect a Democratic Congress, but Spokane’s Republicans had a particularly critical response to that, since it would mean re-electing a “disloyal man” and a …
Wed., Oct. 24, 2018
Spokane’s emergency Spanish flu hospital in the Lion Hotel was now crowded to capacity and “more nurses were needed at once.”
Tue., Oct. 23, 2018
The Spanish flu struck a new target: Washington State College at Pullman. The situation had become so bad among the students “that a desperate call for medical aid was sent …
Mon., Oct. 22, 2018
100 years ago in Spokane: Glimmer of hope a thin cover on city’s fear as Spanish flu continues to spread
Spokane health authorities were clearly grasping for any good news they could find about the Spanish flu epidemic.
Sun., Oct. 21, 2018
Dr. J.B. Anderson, the city health official, swore out a complaint against the Washington Water Power company because it allowed overcrowding on the company’s streetcars.
Sat., Oct. 20, 2018
The first steps were taken toward turning a spectacular natural cave in northern Pend Oreille County, near Metaline, into a state park.
Fri., Oct. 19, 2018
The Spanish flu death toll went to 25, with 11 more deaths in Spokane in the previous 24 hours.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 6:46 a.m.
The Spanish flu death toll in Spokane jumped to 15, with five more deaths reported in one morning
Wed., Oct. 17, 2018
A dispute arose after city authorities took over the Lion Hotel and turned it into a temporary influenza hospital. The owners of the hotel filed an objection to the takeover. …
Tue., Oct. 16, 2018
100 years in Spokane: City converts hotel to flu hospital as cases mount; both congressional candidates ill
City health officials were converting the Lion Hotel on South Lincoln Street in to a temporary Spanish flu hospital.
Mon., Oct. 15, 2018
Three new Spanish flu deaths were reported in Spokane – but officials took pains to emphasize that this was still “a comparatively low death rate.”
Sun., Oct. 14, 2018
Spokane’s Spanish flu cases jumped to 550 – but the city health officer continued to report that most of the cases were mild and the death rate “very low.”
Sat., Oct. 13, 2018
The Spanish flu was now afflicting 500 people in Spokane, up at least 60 from the day before.
Fri., Oct. 12, 2018, 5 a.m.
The number of Spanish flu cases rose to 300 in Spokane and even stricter measures were implemented. Even a “clairvoyance seance,” conducted by a local medium, was “rudely interrupted” by …
Thu., Oct. 11, 2018
Normal life came to a halt in Spokane while health authorities tried desperately to limit a spreading Spanish flu epidemic.