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Debate lingers over the function of this tank's armored skirts

The FHC’s Hetzer is equipped with thin (5 mm) armored side skirts. The Germans called them "Schürzen." There is lots of debate as to why they were used and what weapons they helped stop. Certainly, they were not significant protection for stopping big...

Date: 02/11/2016 | Flight Paths


Today in history

Today is Monday, Feb. 8, the 39th day of 2016. There are 327 days left in the year. This is the Chinese New Year of the Monkey.Today's highlight:On Feb. 8, 1966, during the Vietnam War, President Lyndon B. Johnson and South Vietnamese Premier Nguyen...

Date: 02/08/2016 | Life


Today in history

Today is Monday, Feb. 1, the 32nd day of 2016. There are 334 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:On Feb. 1, 1960, four black college students began a sit-in protest at a Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, where they’d been refused service.

Date: 02/01/2016 | Life


Legacy of a Sultan murder

A modern theft is linked to a vintage crime

Date: 01/31/2016 | Local News


Today in history

Today is Saturday, Jan. 30, the 30th day of 2016. There are 336 days left in the year.Today’s highlights:

Date: 01/30/2016 | Life


Today in history

Today is Thursday, Jan. 28, the 28th day of 2016. There are 338 days left in the year.Today’s highlights:

Date: 01/28/2016 | Life


New home for treasures

Marysville Historical Society’s museum is taking shape

Date: 01/27/2016 | Local News


Incredible early years in Everett

The Boeing Century: Birth of the 747 at Paine Field

Date: 01/24/2016 | Local News


End of the 747 epoc?

Boeing plans to cut 747 production to one plane every two months. Many industry analysts expect the line to shut down by 2020. There just isn't much demand now for a big, four-engine airplane.Everett workers have turned out more than 1,500 747s since production began in...

Date: 01/24/2016 | Local News


Today in history

Today is Saturday, Jan. 23, the 23rd day of 2016. There are 343 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:

Date: 01/23/2016 | Life


Today in history

Today is Monday, Jan. 25, the 25th day of 2016. There are 341 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:

Date: 01/22/2016 | Life


ISIS levels 1,400-year-old Christian monastery

IRBIL, Iraq — The Obama Administration and the Vatican condemned the Islamic State group Wednesday for razing Iraq's oldest Christian monastery, a 1,400-year-old structure that survived assaults by nature and man for centuries before it was deliberately destroyed by extremists.

Date: 01/21/2016 | Nation & World


Today in history

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2016. There are 347 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:

Date: 01/19/2016 | Life


Today in history

Today is Sunday, Jan. 10, the 10th day of 2016. There are 356 days left in the year.Today’s highlights:

Date: 01/10/2016 | Life


WWII B-24 pilot, German antiaircraft gunner form bond in retirement

CHRISTIANBURG, Va. — On his first evening in his assisted-living home, Gunter Buhrdorf ate dinner with another World War II soldier.He was, for the second time in his life, a stranger in a new land. The assisted-living facility staff gave him the open seat at George...

Date: 01/10/2016 | Nation & World


Today in history

Today is Saturday, Jan. 9, the ninth day of 2016. There are 357 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:On Jan. 9, 1916, the World War I Battle of Gallipoli ended after eight months with an Ottoman Empire victory as Allied forces withdrew.On this date:

Date: 01/09/2016 | Life


Landmark to move again

Historic Weyerhaeuser house's new home to be in Everett park

Date: 01/06/2016 | Julie Muhlstein


Today in history

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 5, the fifth day of 2016. There are 361 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:On Jan. 5, 1066, Edward the Confessor, King of England since 1042, died after a reign of nearly 24 years.On this date:

Date: 01/05/2016 | Life


S. Korea, Japan reach landmark deal on WWII sex slaves

SEOUL, South Korea — An apology from Japan's prime minister and a pledge of more than $8 million sealed a breakthrough deal Monday in a decades-long impasse with South Korea over Korean women forced into Japanese military-run brothels during World War II.The accord,...

Date: 12/28/2015 | Nation & World


What did the historical Jesus look like?

Currently making the news is a report on a reconstruction of what is being called Jesus's face. The reconstruction, by British anatomical artist Richard Neave, is actually more than a decade old, but it recently has started doing the rounds again — fitting given the time of year.

Date: 12/26/2015 | Nation & World


Marble bust looted by Nazis returned to Poland

WARSAW, Poland — An 18th-century marble bust of the goddess Diana looted by the Nazis in 1940 has returned to Warsaw from Vienna, where it recently surfaced at an auction house.The return of the sculpture by French master Jean-Antoine Houdon, valued at $270,000 is the...

Date: 12/20/2015 | Nation & World


Last stop: Paine Field

Popular Snohomish County tourist stop not just for aviation geeks

Date: 12/18/2015 | Life


Today in history

Today is Thursday, Dec. 17, the 351st day of 2015. There are 14 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:

Date: 12/17/2015 | Life


Today in history

Today is Wednesday, Dec. 16, the 350th day of 2015. There are 15 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:

Date: 12/16/2015 | Life


Restoring stories

Everett Public Library's Puget Sound mural gets makeover

Date: 12/16/2015 | Julie Muhlstein


Today in history

Today is Monday, Dec. 14, the 348th day of 2015. There are 17 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:On Dec. 14, 1799, the first president of the United States, George Washington, died at his Mount Vernon, Virginia, home at age 67.On this date:

Date: 12/14/2015 | Life


Oh, the stories that Charles at Smuggler’s Cove could tell

If the place could talk, oh the stories diners would hear. Charles at Smuggler’s Cove, a Mukilteo restaurant for decades, has a shady history as a haven for bootleggers.

Date: 12/13/2015 | Julie Muhlstein


Today in history

Today is Saturday, Dec. 12, the 346th day of 2015. There are 19 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:On Dec. 12, 1915, singer-actor Frank Sinatra was born Francis Albert Sinatra in Hoboken, New Jersey.On this date:

Date: 12/12/2015 | Life


County Council votes down proposed aviation history hub

EVERETT — An aircraft collector's dream of teaming up with Snohomish County to build a historic aviation hub at Paine Field didn't fly with the County Council.A 3-2 majority of the council

Date: 12/10/2015 | Local News


Little relics found in old military vehicles

You never quite know what you are going to find when you look inside a sixty year old vehicle. While prepping the M55 Self-Propelled Howitzer for paint, a restorer found this primer shell (left) tossed into a mechanical bay decades before. The little "bullet" helps set off...

Date: 12/10/2015 | Flight Paths


Today in history

Today is Tuesday, Dec. 8, the 342nd day of 2015. There are 23 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:On Dec. 8, 1941, the United States entered World War II as Congress declared war against Imperial Japan, a day after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Date: 12/08/2015 | Life


Today in history

Today is Saturday, Dec. 5, the 339th day of 2015. There are 26 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:

Date: 12/05/2015 | Life


Lifetime’s worth of a Beatle’s ‘stuff’ heads to auction

LOS ANGELES — When a Beatle decides to clean out his closets, odds are the outcome will be a cooler-than-average yard sale.

Date: 12/04/2015 | Nation & World


Today in history

Today is Wednesday, Dec. 2, the 336th day of 2015. There are 29 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:

Date: 12/02/2015 | Life


Today in history

Today is Monday, Nov. 30, the 334th day of 2015. There are 31 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:On Nov. 30, 1965, “Unsafe at Any Speed” by Ralph Nader, a book highly critical of the U.S. auto industry, was first released in hardcover by Grossman Publishers.

Date: 11/30/2015 | Life


Today in history

Today is Friday, Nov. 27, the 331st day of 2015. There are 34 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:

Date: 11/27/2015 | Life


From Pearl Harbor to Paris, we’ve seen these tragedies before

On that terrible Friday the 13th, when ISIS attackers murdered at least 129 people in Paris, I tried not to watch. Instead of going home to a night of cable news, I went to Seattle to hear a musician friend play a live...

Date: 11/22/2015 | Julie Muhlstein


Ravensdale marks 100 years since mine disaster killed 31

RAVENSDALE — Thirty-one faces, each in its own oval frame, stare silently out from a black-and-white photo display.Some are clearly workmen, wearing helmets with lights. Others are in jackets and ties, some with fedoras tipped at a jaunty angle.

Date: 11/21/2015 | Northwest


Today in history

Today is Saturday, Nov. 21, the 325th day of 2015. There are 40 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:

Date: 11/21/2015 | Life


A 'caring spirit'

Photo honors longtime library staffer

Date: 11/20/2015 | Julie Muhlstein


A walk in the woods

Monthly gatherings highlight Camano Island trails and parks

Date: 11/20/2015 | Local News


Pilgrim primer

How they learned, with help, to live off the land

Date: 11/19/2015 | Home and Garden


Today in history

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 17, the 321st day of 2015. There are 44 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:On Nov. 17, 1558, Elizabeth I acceded to the English throne upon the death of her half-sister, Queen Mary, beginning a 44-year reign.On this date:

Date: 11/17/2015 | Life


Today in history

Today is Monday, Nov. 16, the 320th day of 2015. There are 45 days left in the year.Today’s highlights:

Date: 11/16/2015 | Life


Evergreen Cemetery plaque honors captain of black Civil War troops

EVERETT — Robert Beecham fought for the Union during the Civil War and died nearly a century ago, but his bravery isn't forgotten.Local members of the Daughters of the American Revolution dedicated a bronze plaque next to Beecham's...

Date: 11/13/2015 | Local News


He defied death four times

Elwood Barker served on the front lines during World War II

Date: 11/11/2015 | Local News


Marker notes often forgotten stop on Lewis and Clark journey

ASTORIA, Ore. — The history of Lewis and Clark is well documented along the Lower Columbia River.The region is home to Fort Clatsop, the Corps of Discovery’s winter camp for more than 100 days, and Dismal Nitch, where the expedition faced perilous storms.

Date: 11/09/2015 | Northwest


Puppet, Twister, Super Soaker make Toy Hall of Fame

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Twister, the parlor game once too hot for the Sears catalog but cool enough for Johnny Carson, was inducted Thursday into the National Toy Hall of Fame. The class of 2015 also includes the old-as-time puppet and Super Soaker — think squirt gun on steroids.

Date: 11/06/2015 | Nation & World


Today in History

Today Is Friday, Nov. 6, The 310Th Day Of 2015. There Are 55 Days Left In The Year.Today’s highlight:On Nov. 6, 1860, former Illinois congressman Abraham Lincoln defeated three other candidates for the presidency: John Breckinridge, John Bell and Stephen Douglas.

Date: 11/06/2015 | Life


Get lost amid maps

Metskers Maps adds a new location at Alderwood mall

Date: 11/04/2015 | Business


Recalling Everett’s ‘complicated’ day

“The Everett Massacre was a disaster from any perspective.”

Date: 11/01/2015 | Julie Muhlstein


National Guard airlifts dino fossils out of wilderness

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — This was something that had never been seen before — the full skeletal remains of a baby Pentaceratops, a plant-eating dinosaur with large horns that once roamed what is now North America tens of millions of years ago.

Date: 10/30/2015 | Nation & World


Looking for a second life

Volunteers hope to resurrect old barn that became a memorial

Date: 10/29/2015 | Local News


Today in history

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 28, the 301st day of 2015. There are 64 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:

Date: 10/28/2015 | Life


Back where it belongs

Stillaguamish canoe stolen in the 1960s is returned to tribe

Date: 10/27/2015 | Local News


Today in history

Today in historyToday is Monday, Oct. 26, the 299th day of 2015. There are 66 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:

Date: 10/26/2015 | Life


Today in history

Today is Sunday, Oct. 25, the 298th day of 2015. There are 67 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:On Oct. 25, 1415, during the Hundred Years’ War, outnumbered English soldiers led by Henry V defeated French troops in the Battle of Agincourt in northern France.

Date: 10/25/2015 | Life


Today in History

Today is Saturday, October 24, the 297th day of 2015. There are 68 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:On October 24, 1945, the United Nations officially came into existence as its charter took effect.On this date:

Date: 10/24/2015 | Life


Plague spread 3,000 years earlier than 1st thought

LONDON — The plague was spreading nearly 3,000 years before previously thought, scientists say after finding traces of the disease in the teeth of ancient people — a discovery that could provide clues to how dangerous diseases evolve.

Date: 10/23/2015 | Nation & World


Up in the air

Backers defend proposed historic aviation campus

Date: 10/20/2015 | Local News


Today in history

Today is Monday, October 19, the 292nd day of 2015. There are 73 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:On October 19, 1765, the Stamp Act Congress, meeting in New York, adopted a declaration of rights and liberties which the British Parliament ignored.

Date: 10/19/2015 | Life


Our ancestors were just as sleep-deprived as we are

If you ever wish you could live in a simpler time when the pressures of modern life didn't make you feel sleep-deprived, scientists have two words for you: Dream on.A new study of three preindustrial societies reveals that our early human ancestors probably got about the...

Date: 10/18/2015 | Nation & World


1895 lumber ship nears final steps in restoration

SAN FRANCISCO — The schooner C.A. Thayer sailed the West Coast 120 years ago to deliver lumber from the vast forests of the Northwest to fuel the growth of California's cities.The era is long gone, but the Thayer — the last of its kind — is making a...

Date: 10/18/2015 | Nation & World


Letter from Mozart to friend sells for $217,000

BOSTON — A rare letter that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed to a friend has sold at auction for $217,000.The Boston-based RR Auction house said the one-page German note was written in 1786 to Austrian botanist Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin, a close friend of Mozart’s.

Date: 10/16/2015 | Nation & World


Ancient Chinese teeth could rewrite human history

A set of 47 human teeth found in China is giving scientists a lot to chew on. The teeth have been dated as at least 80,000 years old — perhaps even older. The problem with that is that most researchers believe humans only left Africa for the first time around 60,000 years ago. And...

Date: 10/16/2015 | Nation & World


Be a tourist in Arlington

City flush with art, history and plenty of places to explore

Date: 10/16/2015 | Life


$2 junk store photo of Billy the Kid valued at $5 million

A $2 photograph of the outlaw Billy the Kid bought at a Fresno, Calif., junk shop five years ago is apparently the “Holy Grail of Western Americana” and worth $5 million, experts say.

Date: 10/15/2015 | Nation & World


Today in history

Today is Tuesday, October 13, the 286th day of 2015. There are 79 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:On October 13, 1775, the United States Navy had its origins as the Continental Congress ordered the construction of a naval fleet.On this date:

Date: 10/13/2015 | Life


Front Porch: County executive candidate forum planned

Candidate forumThe two candidates for Snohomish County executive are scheduled to participate in a forum at Edmonds Community College on Thursday evening.Incumbent County Executive John Lovick and his challenger,...

Date: 10/12/2015 | Local News


Historian to share story of the Powder Mill Gulch explosion

Windows shattered and people were hurt by flying glass. A teenage girl lost an eye. Homes were destroyed. A boat in the bay was blown 20 feet into the air. And a major employer's plant was in ruins, never to open again.As the nation slid into the Great Depression 85 years...

Date: 10/11/2015 | Julie Muhlstein


Five myths about Christopher Columbus

As Columbus Day gives way to “fall break” and drops off many workers’ calendars altogether, it has become easy to overlook a perennial teaching moment. When Christopher Columbus does come up in the media or the classroom, he is usually simply bashed or praised, depending on the viewpoint of the...

Date: 10/11/2015 | Nation & World


Precarious perch

Volunteers tackle tough job at Three Fingers Lookout

Date: 10/11/2015 | Explore NW


Today in history

Today is Saturday, October 10, the 283rd day of 2015. There are 82 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:On October 10, 1935, the George Gershwin opera “Porgy and Bess,” featuring an all-black cast, opened on Broadway, where it ran for 124 performances.

Date: 10/10/2015 | Life


Study says Paine Field should be used for business, not museum

EVERETT — A new study questions the wisdom of setting aside land at Paine Field for a nonprofit historic aircraft aviation center that could attract exhibits — and tourists — from around the globe.Aircraft collector John Sessions has been pursuing the idea...

Date: 10/07/2015 | Local News


Egypt pledges fast work in search for Nefertiti’s tomb

CAIRO — Egyptian authorities promised Thursday they will move quickly to get new radar equipment needed to search for Queen Nefertiti's tomb amid a new theory it could be in an alleged, hidden chamber behind King Tutankhamun's tomb in the famed Valley of the Kings.The...

Date: 10/02/2015 | Nation & World


Living history

Railroad Days rolls through Granite Falls on Saturday

Date: 10/02/2015 | Local News


Today in history

Today is Wednesday, September 30, the 273rd day of 2015. There are 92 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:On September 30, 1955, actor James Dean, 24, was killed in a two-car collision near Cholame, California.On this date:

Date: 09/30/2015 | Life


What to do with memories

Family wants to find new use for items passed down

Date: 09/30/2015 | Local News


Today in history

Today is Monday, September 28, the 271st day of 2015. There are 94 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:On September 28, 1928, Scottish medical researcher Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin, the first effective antibiotic.On this date:

Date: 09/28/2015 | Life


Today in history

Today is Saturday, September 26, the 269th day of 2015. There are 96 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:

Date: 09/26/2015 | Life


Today in history

Today is Monday, September 21, the 264th day of 2015. There are 101 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:

Date: 09/21/2015 | Life


Today in history

Today is Sunday, September 20, the 263rd day of 2015. There are 102 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:

Date: 09/20/2015 | Life


Today in history

Today is Saturday, September 19, the 262nd day of 2015. There are 103 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:On September 19, 1985, the Mexico City area was struck by a devastating earthquake that killed at least 9,500 people.On this date:

Date: 09/19/2015 | Life


Today in history

Today is Wednesday, September 16, the 259th day of 2015. There are 106 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:

Date: 09/16/2015 | Life


Today in History

Today Is Monday, September 14, The 257Th Day Of 2015. There Are 108 Days Left In The Year.Today’s Highlight in History:

Date: 09/14/2015 | Life


Today in History

Today is Sunday, September 13, the 256th day of 2015. There are 109 days left in the year. The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, begins at sunset.Today’s highlight:

Date: 09/13/2015 | Life


Today in history

Today is Saturday, Sept. 12, the 255th day of 2015. There are 110 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:

Date: 09/12/2015 | Life


Today in history

Today is Friday, Sept. 11, the 254th day of 2015. There are 111 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:

Date: 09/11/2015 | Life


New 9/11 memorial to Flight 93 victims opens

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. — Debby Borza stood before a wall of photos of 40 people who died here on Sept. 11, 2001, and gently tapped her daughter’s face on a computer touch screen, not knowing exactly what to expect.

Date: 09/10/2015 | Nation & World


Today in History

Today is Thursday, September 3, the 246th day of 2015. There are 119 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:On September 3, 1783, representatives of the United States and Britain signed the Treaty of Paris, which officially ended the Revolutionary War.

Date: 09/03/2015 | Health


Today in history

Today is Wednesday, September 2, the 245th day of 2015. There are 120 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:On September 2, 1945, Japan formally surrendered in ceremonies aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, ending World War II.On this date:

Date: 09/02/2015 | Entertainment


Today in History

Today is Tuesday, September 1, the 244th day of 2015. There are 121 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:On September 1, 1715, following a reign of 72 years, King Louis XIV of France died four days before his 77th birthday.On this date:

Date: 09/01/2015 | Life


Today in history

Today is Monday, August 31, the 243rd day of 2015. There are 122 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:On August 31, 1965, the U.S. House of Representatives joined the Senate in voting to establish the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Date: 08/31/2015 | Life


Today in history

Today is Saturday, August 29, the 241st day of 2015. There are 124 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:

Date: 08/29/2015 | Life


Just like old times

Mill’s gone, but Scott Paper Co. receptionists remember it well

Date: 08/26/2015 | Julie Muhlstein


Today in History

Today is Wednesday, August 26, the 238th day of 2015. There are 127 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:

Date: 08/26/2015 | Life


UK marine researchers receive ‘oldest message in a bottle’

LONDON — A century-old message in a bottle, possibly the oldest ever found, has finally reached its destination.

Date: 08/22/2015 | Nation & World


Plan your weekend

Scrub-a-Mutt, dahlias, music, skateboarding and more

Date: 08/21/2015 | Entertainment


ISIS beheads aging Syrian antiquities scholar

DAMASCUS, Syria — The 81-year-old antiquities scholar had dedicated his life to exploring and overseeing Syria’s ancient ruins of Palmyra, one of the Middle East’s most spectacular archaeological sites. He even named his daughter after Zenobia, the queen that ruled from the city 1,700 years...

Date: 08/20/2015 | Nation & World


DNA proves President Harding had a love child

DNA testing all but confirmed Thomas Jefferson slept with his slave Sally Hemings. Now it's rewriting another lurid chapter in presidential history, this one from the Roaring '20s.Genetic analysis has proved that President Warren G. Harding fathered a child with long-rumored...

Date: 08/14/2015 | Nation & World




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