Stories tagged: This day in history
Wed., Jan. 23, 2019
Police raided a “secret headquarters” of the Industrial Workers of the World (the Wobblies) in Spokane’s Mohawk Building, and four Wobblies were arrested. One of the men was John Grady, …
Tue., Jan. 22, 2019
Spokane gave a delirious welcome to hundreds of returning soldiers at the Great Northern Depot.
Mon., Jan. 21, 2019
An estimated 40,000 workers went on strike in the big shipyards of Seattle and Tacoma, precipitating a crisis.
Sun., Jan. 20, 2019
The “car men” – streetcar operators – of Spokane declared “war” on one-man streetcars.
Sat., Jan. 19, 2019
A group of boosters were touting a new route for a proposed Columbia Basin irrigation project – although this was not the same irrigation project that was later made possible …
Fri., Jan. 18, 2019
William Vane was arrested in a remote cabin at Bead Lake – which once and for all proved that his “drowning” in the Pend Oreille River had been a desperate …
Thu., Jan. 17, 2019
All 46 defendants in the Wobbly conspiracy trial were found guilty of conspiracy to carry on a campaign of arson and destruction up and down the Pacific coast.
Wed., Jan. 16, 2019
100 years ago in Hillyard: Mayor says Spokane residents can’t hold dances in his city to avoid flu restrictions
The mayor of Hillyard (still a separate municipality in 1919) proclaimed a ban on public dances held for the benefit of Spokane people.
Tue., Jan. 15, 2019
100 years ago today in Spokane: Elaborate hoax or drowning tragedy? Case of Newport man’s death a mystery
Did William Vane drown after falling out of a rowboat on the Pend Oreille River?
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 13, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
Spokane’s Central Labor Council said that the minimum wage law for women was “flagrantly violated” in the city.
Sun., Jan. 13, 2019
Spokane’s emergency flu hospital closed its doors, after caring for 617 patients over three months.
Sat., Jan. 12, 2019
A Western AAA official debunked the notion, prevalent among drivers in the East and Midwest, that driving through the West was lonely and perilous.
Fri., Jan. 11, 2019
“Noodles” Fagan, the uncrowned King of the Newsboys, entertained 300 Spokane Daily Chronicle newsboys in a free show at the Pantages Theater.
Thu., Jan. 10, 2019
Not all was well at the Washington Motion Picture Corporation.
Wed., Jan. 9, 2019
The ice harvest was going strong in the Inland Northwest.
Tue., Jan. 8, 2019
A mom and her two sons were killed in a fire and a third son was critically injured in a house fire in Colville.
Mon., Jan. 7, 2019
Spokane’s newsboys – numbering in the hundreds – were about to get a special treat.
Sun., Jan. 6, 2019
Spokane was mourning the death of former President Theodore Roosevelt.
Sat., Jan. 5, 2019
Several young men were implicated in assisting two girls, Loretta Atchinson and Ella McNulty, in escaping from the county’s juvenile jail.
Fri., Jan. 4, 2019
Spokane’s commissioner of public safety John H. Tilsley laid out the case against H.M. Delaney – and now it was up the county prosecutor to make a decision about charges.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 7:50 a.m.
More information surfaced casting suspicion on H.M. Delaney in the strychnine death of Rosa Kempf, 22.
Tue., Jan. 1, 2019
The final 1918 statistics were in, and the results were no surprise: Spokane had the highest death rate in its history, because of the Spanish flu epidemic.
Mon., Dec. 31, 2018
Charles Fred Eberlin, 20, just returned from wartime service, died after falling 130 feet from the Seventh Avenue bridge over Hangman Creek.
Sun., Dec. 30, 2018
The news everyone was waiting for finally arrived: The partial flu quarantine would be lifted on New Year’s Day.
Sat., Dec. 29, 2018
The Spanish flu epidemic claimed perhaps its most prominent victim yet, Elmer De Vando Olmsted, 69, former Spokane mayor.
Fri., Dec. 28, 2018
H.M. Delaney, held in questioning for the strychnine death of Rosa Kempf, made a damaging admission: He forged a letter from her after her death.
Wed., Dec. 26, 2018
The “sensational developments” in the Rosa Kempf strychnine poisoning case, promised by the Spokane Daily Chronicle a day earlier, turned out to merely deepen the mystery.
Tue., Dec. 25, 2018
The mystery surrounding the strychnine death of Rosa Kempf, 22, continued to baffle investigators.
Mon., Dec. 24, 2018
100 years ago in Spokane: Talk of suicide in strychnine case ‘all bosh,’ safety commissioner asserts
Spokane commissioner of public safety John H. Tilsley hotly disputed the conclusion of some city detectives that the strychnine death of Rosa Kempf was a suicide.
Sun., Dec. 23, 2018
About 60 soldiers and sailors, home on furlough, walked into a gathering of Spokane socialists and ordered everyone to leave.