Stories tagged: This day in history
SATURDAY, OCT. 8, 2016
100 years ago in Montana: Spokane journalist accused of killing lawyer says she asked to be treated ‘for insanity’
From our archives, 100 years ago A coroner’s jury in Thompson Falls, Montana, ordered Edith Colby, the reporter who shot Republican official A.C. Thomas, to be held for trial on …
THURSDAY, OCT. 6, 2016
100 years ago in Montana and Wallace: Journalist and ex-mayor on trial for murder in separate, sensational cases
From our archives, 100 years ago Two sensational murder cases dominated the headlines.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5, 2016, 5 A.M.
100 years ago in Spokane: Famed scientist tells LC students that Martians are smarter than earthlings
Dr. Percival Lowell, head of the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, informed the students of Lewis and Clark High School that “the inhabitants of the planet Mars are more intelligent than …
TUESDAY, OCT. 4, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Audubon Society asks birders to protest planned drainage of Malheur Lake in Oregon
From our archives, 100 years ago The secretary of the National Audubon Society addressed the Spokane Bird Club and asked the club to protest the drainage of Malheur Lake in …
MONDAY, OCT. 3, 2016, 1 A.M.
100 years ago in Coeur d’Alene: 27 indictments against officials dismissed
A Coeur d’Alene judge dismissed 27 indictments against the Kootenai County assessor and his two deputies.
SUNDAY, OCT. 2, 2016, 5:45 A.M.
100 years ago in Montana: Killing by newspaper reporter related to GOP rift between ‘wets’ and ‘drys’
Reporter Edith Colby became “violently hysterical” as she watched the funeral procession of the man she killed after becoming embroiled in a bitter factional political dispute.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 29, 2016
100 years ago in Montana: Spokane woman shoots Republican leader
From our archives, 100 years ago Miss Edith Colby, 43, a well-known Spokane Republican political figure, confronted a Republican rival on the streets of Thompson Falls, Montana, and gunned him …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 27, 2016
100 years ago in Yakima: Wobblies stage jail riot, drawing crowd of citizen vigilantes
The Industrial Workers of the World, also known as the Wobblies, were still at the center of turmoil in North Yakima (today’s Yakima).
MONDAY, SEPT. 26, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Wobblies marched to train, back to jail again
A tense and unusual procession took place on the streets of North Yakima (known simply as Yakima today).
SUNDAY, SEPT. 25, 2016
100 years ago in Yakima: Daredevil’s leap from hot-air balloon turns deadly
From our archives, 100 years ago Aerial daredevil George B. Rollo, 24, of Spokane, was at a North Yakima fair, performing a stunt he had performed many times: leaping from …
SATURDAY, SEPT. 24, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Juror defends his not guilty vote in murder trial
From our archives, 100 years ago The jury in the Alfonso Pansieri murder trial failed to reach a verdict, after a lone juror, J.M. Rice, refused to go along with …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Woman who assisted robber sentenced to 2 years in prison
From our archives, 100 years ago Mrs. Emma McCambridge, 20, was sentenced to two years in the penitentiary for luring a fruit stand owner into the woods, where he was …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 22, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Defendent falls asleep at his murder trial
From our archives, 100 years ago Alfonzo Pansieri fell asleep at his own trial for murdering a millinery store owner. The judge ordered the court clerk to try to keep …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Attorney for man accused of killing shop owner says his client is ‘simpleton’
From our archives, 100 years ago
TUESDAY, SEPT. 20, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Woman confesses to helping robber
From our archives, 100 years ago The signed confession of Emma McCambridge, the mother of a 3-year-old, caused a sensation when the confession was introduced into evidence at her trial …
MONDAY, SEPT. 19, 2016
100 years ago: Man attempts to kidnap silent film actress from Spokane
Miss Corienne Kern, a silent movie actress from Spokane, was attacked by an unknown man at her Los Angeles home. His intention, police believed, was to kidnap her, but he …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 18, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Probable largest jewelry heist in city history included cameos brought to America on Mayflower
From our archives, 100 years ago Mrs. Cynthia Langley was attending church with her daughter when a burglar crept into her house at 304 W. 16th Avenue and pulled off …
SATURDAY, SEPT. 17, 2016
100 years ago near Deer Park: Two missing Spokane girls arrested after chase
From our archives, 100 years ago Authorities tracked down the two “pretty” young runaways, Pearl Heffley, 15, and Mildred Little, 12, in the woods near Deer Park and turned them …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 16, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Man convicted of murdering Spokane police officer
From our archives, 100 years ago Earl A. Jones, aka Robert Howland, was convicted of murder in what the paper described as “the shortest murder trial in the history of …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 15, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Detectives believes two missing girls may have helped steal car
From our archives, 100 years ago Two “pretty” girls, 15 and 12, were missing, and so was an automobile which vanished while its owner was in the post office.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 13, 2016
100 years in Spokane: National Apple Show attendees to get free pies ‘direct from the oven’
From our archives, 100 years ago Visitors to the ninth annual National Apple Show in Spokane would each receive a generous treat – a “piping hot” apple pie.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 13, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Prominent Republican dies soon after casting vote for sister-in-law
From our archives, 100 years ago Joseph S. Allen, 66, of Spokane was a diehard Republican – and he, unfortunately, died right after casting his vote.
MONDAY, SEPT. 12, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Man just released from jail steals 85-cent meal; circus elephant dies
“A fat man with the general appearance of hobo” ate some pork chops at the Union Station restaurant. When the waiter presented him with a check for 85 cents, the …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 11, 2016
100 years ago in Port Townsend: Movie brings back man’s memory
A motion picture show, of all things, restored the mind and and memory of Max Rockower, 26, according to reports out of Port Townsend.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 10, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: The Interstate Fair featured aviator, jumping horse
From our archives, 100 years ago More than 69,000 people attended the Interstate Fair, a new record.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 9, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Horse named Say wins thrilling Spokane Derby at interstate fair
From our archives, 100 years ago Horses provided most of the thrills at the Interstate Fair. First, Spokane’s polo team rode hard against the North Fork team, although it came …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 8, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Gonzaga University passes on offer to help create medical school
From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane’s physicians were offering to help create a new educational institution in Spokane: a medical school.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: ‘Students lulled by a long vacation’ about to be pounced in the classroom
From our archives, 100 years ago A Spokesman-Review editorial writer penned a tongue-in-cheek essay about the first day of school.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 6, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: ‘Booze Special’ train trip from dry Spokane to wet Montana expected to be ‘some party’
A new kind of rail excursion – the “booze special” – was about to make its tipsy debut in Spokane.
MONDAY, SEPT. 5, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Red-headed boys recruited for human checkers match
An Interstate Fair crowd cheered and applauded the fair’s first-ever “human checkers match.”