Stories tagged: This day in history
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 4:12 p.m.
100 years ago in Spokane: Stockholders hope to revive Spokane’s film industry by buying Minnehaha studio
Welling Playter, a former filmmaker for Washington Motion Picture Corp., put together a $30,050 bid to buy the studio.
Mon., Aug. 19, 2019
Cleopus Viens escaped from the pentientiary in Walla Walla while working in the kitchen, but he was captured riding a freight train after being spotted by railroad guards.
Sun., Aug. 18, 2019
A watered-down firecracker ordinance “won’t spoil Fourth fun,” said a Spokane Daily Chronicle headline.
Wed., Aug. 14, 2019
100 years ago in Vantage, Washington: Windstorm strands hundreds of motorists after ferry is swept away
Some motorists reported being stranded for 48 hours, and that locals were providing food “at exorbitant prices.” A line continued to form as more drivers arrived hoping to cross the …
Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 5 a.m.
The number of strikers in Spokane’s railyards grew to 1,000 as locomotive shop men from two other railroads, the Northern Pacific and Oregon-Washington Railroad & Navigation Co., joined the strike.
Sun., Aug. 4, 2019
100 years ago in Spokane: Circus arrives on the North Side; man says he accidentally shot and killed his neighbors
The Carl Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus set up its tent city on Mallon Avenue, near Monroe Street, to the delight of Spokane’s youth. The menagerie tent was the biggest attraction, containing “lions, …
Sat., Aug. 3, 2019
The Spokesman-Review’s “society” writer didn’t have much to write about during the dog days of summer – and seemed to resent it.
Sun., July 28, 2019
100 years ago in Spokane: Police find missing stockbroker’s car in Los Angeles, in possession of family who owed him money
There was a sensational new development in this missing-persons case of W.H. McNutt: His automobile was found in the possession of Fay Wilkinson and her relatives.
Sat., July 27, 2019
100 years ago in Montana: Dozens of firefighters trapped by wildfire save themselves in Whitecap Creek
Between 60 and 70 firefighters made a “spectacular escape” from a raging wildfire in the Selway region.
Tue., July 16, 2019
But the 28-year-old said on the stand that her own life had been threatened before the fatal shooting.
UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 8:47 a.m.
The products of the Inland Empire in 1919 were projected to total $250 million, said the Spokane Chamber of Commerce.
Sat., July 13, 2019
Louise M. Sergeant wrote an editorial essay extolling one of the most highly anticipated endeavors in the region: the Hutton Settlement orphanage east of Spokane.
Wed., July 10, 2019
William Jennings Bryan, former presidential candidate and former secretary of state, was in town to speak at the Hillyard Chautauqua.
Tue., July 9, 2019
Two men from Prosser reported that they had seen Judge Bert Linn, of Prosser, in Pendleton, Oregon. Friends and family assumed he had died four months earlier.
Mon., July 8, 2019, 5 a.m.
Spokane police detectives arrested 14 Wobblies for the crime of wearing a Wobbly button, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.
Fri., July 5, 2019, 9:25 p.m.
The Spokane Daily Chronicle looked into the future and warned about an emerging crisis: automobile parking in the city.
Fri., July 5, 2019
100 years ago in Spokane: Despite numerous fires and several injuries, S-R declares July 4 celebrations ‘safe and sane’
By today’s standards, though, it seems there was a lot of destruction from fireworks on July 4, 1919.
Thu., July 4, 2019
Spokane’s giant Victory and Independence Day parade through downtown had an international flavor.
Tue., July 2, 2019
Spokane County’s big road-paving bond issue passed by a nearly two-to-one margin.
UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 7:37 a.m.
100 Years Ago in Spokane: Teen’s fireworks burns Holmes Elementary; heavyweight fight news to be relayed by megaphone on newspaper’s balcony
Fireworks ignited a blaze on the roof of the Holmes School; The Spokane Daily Chronicle planned to relay news of a heavyweight fight with a megaphone on the balcony of …
Sun., June 30, 2019
Spokane County was preparing to vote on a massive $3.25 million bond issue for paving county roads, and the city’s top labor leader announced his wholehearted support.
Sat., June 29, 2019
100 years ago in Spokane: Father of woman dubbed Spokane’s ‘mystery girl’ says she suffered from mental illness following meningitis
Spokane’s “mystery girl” was not, as previously suspected, Lillian Davis, a criminal fugitive from California.
Fri., June 28, 2019, 5 a.m.
Spokane’s mayor called on all residents to celebrate the “greatest day in the history of the world.”
Thu., June 27, 2019
A federal grand jury indicted famed football coach William H. “Lone Star” Dietz for a second time, after the first charges resulted in a hung jury in a Spokane federal …
Wed., June 26, 2019
100 years ago in Spokane: Jury can’t decide fate of former Washington State Football Coach ‘Lone Star’ Dietz
The draft evasion trial of famous football coach William H. “Lone Star” Dietz ended in a hung jury after 20 hours of deliberation. More than a dozen ballots were taken, …
UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 6:56 a.m.
100 years ago in Spokane: At federal trial, prosecutors say former Washington State coach ‘Lone Star’ Dietz was posing as Indian
The government rested its case in the William H. “Lone Star” Dietz trial, and in closing arguments called Dietz a fake, an impostor and a “slacker.”
Sat., June 22, 2019
100 Years Ago Today: Railway inspector injured in derailment in Northport; Spokane agrees dynamite Fourth of July
E.H. Lewis made a critical mistake after crossing a railroad bridge with his car.
Fri., June 21, 2019
H.M. Wicks, firebrand radical orator, was convicted of criminal syndicalism for a speech he gave in a vacant lot on Madelia Street.
Thu., June 20, 2019
100 years ago in Spokane: Power company nearing final approval for dam at Bowl and Pitcher in Spokane River that would create 4-mile lake
The Spokane Daily Chronicle reported that the Spokane Valley Power Co. was going forward with plans to dam the Spokane River at Bowl and Pitcher, creating “a lake four miles …
Tue., June 18, 2019
A Spokane jury a black man in Spokane a judgment of $200 after he sued the Pantages Theater for ordering him to sit in the second balcony.