Stories tagged: This day in history
SUNDAY, NOV. 13, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Nettie Oppenheimer, known for her generosity and parties, dies at 48
Mrs. Nettie Oppenheimer, 48, “perhaps the best-known Jewish woman in the city,” died after a long illness at her home on Pacific Avenue.
FRIDAY, NOV. 11, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: City prepares for ‘King Pip’s Parade’ in National Apple Show
From our archive, 100 years ago The Spokane Daily Chronicle was trying to build anticipation for one of Spokane’s big annual events, the National Apple Show.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9, 2016, 5 A.M.
100 years ago in Spokane: Presidential election marked an ‘ungracious year,’ with electorate ‘sundered politically’
“Presidency Still In Doubt,” shouted The Spokesman-Review’s banner headline, “Result Depends On Four Close States.”
TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Newspapers tracking close presidential election results
Nail-biter of an election still showed Charles Evans Hughes and Woodrow Wilson in close contention.
MONDAY, NOV. 7, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: GOP nominee ‘strong favorite’ to beat Wilson
On presidential election morning, The Spokesman-Review’s front page was full of good news for Republican candidate Charles E. Hughes.
SUNDAY, NOV. 6, 2016, 6 A.M.
100 years ago in Spokane: Presidential candidates both confident of winning Washington
The two men who robbed the Union Park Bank and shot grocer Frank Magart when he tried to intervene were both sentenced to 20-year terms in the state pen.
SATURDAY, NOV. 5, 2016, 6 A.M.
100 years ago in Spokane: North Central High grad shot during ‘Wobblies’ riot in Everett
Athol Gorrill, 20, a North Central High School graduate and University of Washington student, was injured in what came to be known as “Bloody Sunday Everett.”
FRIDAY, NOV. 4, 2016, 6:02 A.M.
100 years ago in Spokane: allegations of voter fraud arose ahead of 1916 election
A familiar brand of pre-election frenzy filled the paper, just a few days before the 1916 presidential election.
THURSDAY, NOV. 3, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Bank robbers shoot grocer
From our archive, 100 years ago Two men attempted a brazen and bloody holdup of the Union Park Bank in Spokane, 2002 E. Sprague.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2, 2016, 5:17 A.M.
100 years ago in the region: Bandits rob, shoot hobos riding the rails between Cle Elum and Ellensburg
Two “train thugs” took advantage of the many hobos riding the freight trains – and left two men shot and bleeding between Cle Elum and Ellensburg.
TUESDAY, NOV. 1, 2016
100 years ago today in Spokane: Girl shot by Halloween pranksters
Halloween prank complaints were “relatively few,” said the paper — yet “relatively” was the operative word, and several “pranks” were shockingly serious.
MONDAY, OCT. 31, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: New twists in boy’s alleged kidnapping
The strange “kidnapping” case involving magician and clairvoyant Alexander — aka Alexander the Mystic, aka B.M.J. Conlin — kept getting stranger and stranger.
SUNDAY, OCT. 30, 2016, 4 A.M.
100 years ago in Spokane: Restaurants increase prices; a nickle cup of coffee raised to a dime
At least 20 eateries on Main and Trent Avenues were printing new menus after the area’s leading “restaurant men” met and decided to raise prices en masse.
FRIDAY, OCT. 28, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Juror intentionally deadlocks liquor procurement case 11-1
From our archive, 100 years ago It took only one juror, Mrs. G.A. Clark, to hopelessly deadlock the jury in the J.G. Simpson liquor procurement case.
THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 2016
100 years in Spokane: Adoption fight erupts into police station fisticuffs
From our archive, 100 years ago Was the great “Alexander,” the well-known clairvoyant and magician appearing at the Auditorium Theater, also a kidnapper?
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26, 2016
100 years ago in Kootenai County: Jury acquits county auditor of swindling taxpayers
From our archives, 100 years ago The case had been touted as one of the most egregious public swindles in Idaho history — yet a jury took only 15 minutes …
MONDAY, OCT. 24, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Taunts over his stature drive man to seek divorce
From our archive, 100 years ago: John H. Paulson filed for divorce because he could no longer endure his wife Vernie’s taunts about his size.
SUNDAY, OCT. 23, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Brazen escape plan from juvenile jail foiled
Authorities foiled yet another brazen escape attempt from Spokane County’s juvenile detention facility.
SATURDAY, OCT. 22, 2016
100 years ago in Ferry County: Theater in Republic destroyed, business district threatened by fire
From our archive, 100 years ago
FRIDAY, OCT. 21, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Hotel manager on trial for running illegal booze ring
From our archive, 100 years ago The Spokane Hotel liquor trial, in which manager J.G. Simpson was accused of running a vast booze ring, was underway in Superior Court.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Three who slept in bed convicted of ‘gross lewdness’
From our archive, 100 years ago A bizarre case involving “gross lewdness” played out in a Spokane courtroom.
TUESDAY, OCT. 18, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Pastor blames booze, golf and cars for people skipping church
From our archives, 100 years ago The Rev. Dr. Mark A. Matthews, a Presbyterian pastor visiting from Seattle, blamed three modern evils for a a decline in the proper observance …
MONDAY, OCT. 17, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Arson inside county’s juvenile lock-up the latest in string of troubles
From our archives, 100 years ago The troubles at the Spokane County Juvenile Detention facility continued.
SUNDAY, OCT. 16, 2016, 4 A.M.
100 years ago in Spokane: Speaker pleads for help for Jewish refugees in Europe
From our archives, 100 years ago Dr. B. Kornblith, Seattle district secretary of the Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society, was in Spokane to plead for help for Jews in …
SATURDAY, OCT. 15, 2016
100 years ago in North Idaho: Jury finds former Wallace mayor not guilty of murder
A Wallace, Idaho, jury deliberated for less than an hour before finding Herman J. Rossi, former Wallace mayor, not guilty of murder.
FRIDAY, OCT. 14, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Women urged to vote against Woodrow Wilson because he opposed their right to vote
National women political activists arrived in Spokane, urging women to cast their votes against Democratic incumbent Woodrow Wilson. Why? Because of his administration’s opposition to the federal women’s suffrage amendment.
THURSDAY, OCT. 13, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: The rise of the automobile also gave rise to new city laws
From our archives, 100 years ago Three proposed Spokane City Council ordinances were directly related to the astonishing proliferation of automobiles over the last few years.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, 2016, 5 A.M.
100 years ago in North Idaho: Former Wallace mayor re-enacts shooting in dramatic detail, but tells jury he can’t recall pulling trigger
From our archives, 100 years ago Herman J. Rossi, former mayor of Wallace, Idaho, admitted to a jury — “with eyes flashing with excitement” — that he did indeed confront …
TUESDAY, OCT. 11, 2016
100 years ago in North Idaho: Former Wallace mayor on trial for murder says he tried to save wife from alcohol
From our archives, 100 years ago Herman J. Rossi, former mayor of Wallace, Idaho, tearfully took the stand at his own trial for the murder of Clarence Dahlquist.
MONDAY, OCT. 10, 2016
100 years ago in Wallace: Former mayor lashes out at wife’s lover
From our archives, 100 years ago Herman J. Rossi, the former mayor of Wallace, spent years trying to cure his young wife Mabel of alcoholism, according to his defense attorney …