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  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Sam Miller, the young man who shot and killed his father for repeatedly beating his mother, was set free by a Sandpoint court.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Theodore Roosevelt was wounded by a would-be assassin’s bullet in Milwaukee – and Spokane newsboys hit the jackpot.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A long-running domestic drama on Lake Pend Oreille’s Garfield Bay ended in tragedy.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The Spokesman-Review’s sports section analyzed the changes in football rules and concluded that “straight football” – a solid rushing attack – would be more …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A Spokane jury found Dr. E.E. MacLeod guilty of manslaughter after he performed an illegal “criminal operation” on Mrs. Anna Stanley, which resulted in …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A portrait of Long Elk, “the oldest Indian of the Colville Tribe,” graced the front page of the Spokane Daily Chronicle.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane’s grade-school boys were jumping on a new and alarming fad: smoking cigarettes.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    A deadly fire broke out in the Bunker Hill & Sullivan mine near Kellogg. Miners trained in fighting fires were battling the blaze, which was in the “timbers above the …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago For several days, police had been seeking Marie Taylor, 19, an Astoria, Ore., bride-to-be who disappeared on her way to Spokane to be married.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A conference in Lewiston was devoted to a subject of vast importance to the Inland Northwest: The opening of the Columbia and Snake rivers …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The casualties were mounting at the Interstate Fair.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago It was one of the great sporting days of the year in Spokane: the running of the Spokane Derby.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A.S. Cooper arrived at the city clerk’s office to register to vote, and it soon became clear that he was someone special. He had …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane’s “mammoth” Interstate Fair opened with a big downtown parade and a flyover by a “birdman” – daredevil aviator Walter Edwards.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago May Arkwright Hutton, noted Spokane suffragist and philanthropist, wrote a letter to the editor to clear up some questions about money the city loaned …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A Spokane physician gave a surprising diagnosis in the case of Antonio Volcano, an Italian railroad worker. The doctor said that Volcano was suffering …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A 25-year-old husband and his 63-year-old bride told reporters that it was “just love – too much love” that caused him to try to …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Usk, Wash., was shocked by the brutal murder of Joe Mathews, 50, a well-respected farmhand. His body was found 50 feet from a country …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The hunt for Preston Thayer, wanted for murder, moved to Newman Lake.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Prominent Spokane women weighed in on the question: Are lazy girls unhappy girls?


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Louis Davenport announced that his grand new undertaking – “the two-million-dollar Davenport hotel” – was ready for bid.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The wife of Preston Thayer, a man wanted in connection with the murder of a chauffeur/cab driver, “was stricken last night with nervous hysteria.”


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Preston Thayer, suspected in the slaying of a chauffeur/cab driver, was still at large.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Police were seeking Preston Thayer, believed to know something about the murder of chauffeur/cab driver James Pollock several days earlier by someone who had …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A family tragedy of Shakespearean proportions played itself out to a bloody end near Colfax.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Columbus Swinton, identified in a news story as “23 years old, colored,” was walking along a street just east of the city limits when …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago About 400 members of the Japanese community in Spokane gathered for a memorial service for Emperor Mutsuhito, the late “mikado” of Japan.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A Wallace attorney was on trial in federal court for “white slavery” – that is, recruiting girls for prostitution.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A heartbreaking tableau was discovered in a tidy mountain cabin north of Murray, Idaho: the bodies of a 74-year-old man, Charles Kell, and his …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The state was scandalized by the arrest of diplomat Harry E. Nolan, of North Yakima, recently appointed as secretary to the U.S. legation in …

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