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UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 10, 2019

Woodstock at 50: Local festival attendees remember peace, love and mud on anniversary

Close to a half million people attended the three-day “Aquarian Exposition” in August 1969 that is held up as the peak of the anti-war activist movement of the 1960s. Many …

UPDATED: Sat., July 20, 2019

‘Looking at these kids, I’m seeing my grandfather’: Babe Ruth’s granddaughter visits Hutton alumni game

Before Babe Ruth’s granddaughter, Linda Ruth Tosetti, threw out the first pitch at the Hutton Settlement’s alumni baseball game on Saturday, she heard a story about her grandfather’s 1924 visit …

UPDATED: Sun., July 21, 2019

‘We were part of that’: WSU research team made largely forgotten contribution to man’s first moon visit

A team of researchers on the Palouse pitched in directly to the $24 billion effort that sent man to the moon’s surface 50 years ago today, but their contribution to …

UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019

Tributes to Michael Jackson flow on 10th death anniversary

Michael Jackson’s estate paid tribute to his artistry and charity Tuesday as fans began gathering to celebrate his memory on the 10th anniversary of the King of Pop’s death.

UPDATED: Sun., June 9, 2019

If you’re planning a trip to San Diego, you have nonstop options

Travelers boarded Southwest Airlines’ new direct flight to San Diego, with some expecting their travel time cut in half.

China handles Tiananmen anniversary with usual silence

China has gone into customary lockdown for the 30th anniversary of a crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in 1989, a reminder of the ruling Communist Party’s emphasis on stability above all

Families to quietly remember on school massacre anniversary

The communities and families terrorized by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre will spend Thursday’s anniversary visiting graves, packing meals for the needy and contributing to other service projects …

UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 30, 2018

‘Been a long time’: Led Zeppelin’s first live recording was a bootleg made at Gonzaga 50 years ago today

Billed as “Len Zefflin” by the advertising department of the Spokesman-Review and Spokane Daily Chronicle, the band that would come to define hard rock in the 1970s left an indelible …

NASA’s 1st flight to moon, Apollo 8, marks 50th anniversary

Fifty years ago on Christmas Eve, a tumultuous year of assassinations, riots and war drew to a close in heroic and hopeful fashion with the three Apollo 8 astronauts reading …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018

Puerto Rico marks 1 year since Maria with song and sadness

Clapping and raising their hands to the sky, hundreds of people clad in white gathered at an 18th-century fort in the Puerto Rican capital on Thursday to remember the thousands …

North Korea stresses economy, not nukes, on 70th anniversary

North Korea held a major military parade and revived its iconic mass games to celebrate its 70th anniversary on Sunday, but in keeping with leader Kim Jong Un’s new policies …

Book notes: September is shaping up as a busy month for book lovers

Art Spiegelman, whose landmark book “Maus” helped legitimize the graphic novel, will kick off the Visiting Writers Series at Gonzaga. He joins Amy Stewart, Eli Saslow, and a birthday party …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 20, 2018

On 50th anniversary, Post Falls Marine veteran remembers Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia

David A. Smith was a lance corporal in the Marine Corps the night 250,000 Soviet solders landed in Czechoslovakia, and a man holding a dog showed up at his door …

Gala opens countdown to 50th anniversary of 1st moon landing

Former NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin was noticeably absent from a gala kicking off a yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, even though his nonprofit space …

UPDATED: Sun., July 8, 2018

New Mexico nuclear weapons laboratory marks 75 years

The once-secret city of Los Alamos is marking 75 years of discovery at Los Alamos National Laboratory, which still plays a key role in maintaining the United States’ nuclear weapons …

UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018

MLK honored as thousands march to ‘keep the dream going’

Fifty years after a shot rang out in Memphis, killing the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., freedom rang from the balcony of the Lorraine Motel as a bell tolled 39 …

Examining Martin Luther King Jr., in the momentous years after ‘I Have a Dream’

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was human, not a saint, though many insisted on placing him on that dangerous pedestal, and do still, 50 years after his death. As …

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018

‘Precursor to 9/11’: Trade center attack echoes after 25 years

In a room in the 9/11 museum, there are a police captain’s poignant notes and a flashlight that illuminated the way to safety. Nearby, a letter from a trapped man …

Fred Rogers, America’s favorite neighbor, celebrated in 2018

The low-key, low-tech “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” presented Rogers as one adult in a busy world who always had time to listen to children. That legacy burns for many in these …

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018

White nationalist might speak on Kent shooting anniversary

The campus tour organizer for white nationalist Richard Spencer is making a bid for him to speak at Kent State University this spring on the anniversary of the shootings during …

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017

Pearl Harbor survivors remember those killed 76 years ago

Survivors gathered Thursday at the site of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor to remember fellow servicemen killed in the early morning raid 76 years ago, paying homage to the …

JFK birth centennial ending on assassination anniversary

BROOKLINE, Mass. – A year of events marking the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s birth came to close Wednesday, exactly 54 years after his assassination. National park rangers …

What was Toyota’s ‘Halloween curse’? 60 years later, it’s a distant memory

Plano, Texas, gained one of the world’s best known brands in May when Toyota opened its new North American headquarters. But the Japanese automaker was nothing of the sort when …

Fox Theater renovation breathed life into Spokane’s downtown entertainment scene

The Fox, built in 1931, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of a major renovation that helped kick off a resurgence of economic development in Spokane’s downtown core.

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017

ATM at 50: Once an oddity, it’s changed consumer behavior

An automated teller machine. The cash machine. In Britain, a cashpoint. ATMs, known for spitting out $20 bills (and imposing fees if you pick the wrong one), turn 50 years …

Theatrical production to showcase last year of MLK’s life

You think you know Martin Luther King Jr.’s story? Tavis Smiley is willing to bet you don’t. To mark the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination next April, the radio and …

J.K. Rowling marks 20 years since Harry Potter appeared

“Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” was released in Britain on June 26, 1997.

Facebook CEO, wife celebrate 5th anniversary with Maine hike

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have spent a day hiking around Mount Katahdin in Maine and talking with local residents on their anniversary weekend.

Deals ensure cash keeps flowing to unsettled Prince estate

A year after Prince died of an accidental drug overdose, his Paisley Park studio complex and home is now a museum and concert venue. Fans can now stream most of …

Anniversary: Bob and Jean Panther

Bob and Jean Panther Spokane