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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 | Local News


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


University of Texas moves Confederate statue indoors

The University of Texas will move a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis from a prominent outdoor mall on its Austin campus to an indoor historical exhibit, the latest sign of a rapid national shift in attitudes about the public display of imagery related to the Southern rebellion.

Date: 08/13/2015 | Nation & World


Edmonds then and now

The city will celebrate its 125th anniversary Aug. 11

Date: 08/10/2015 | Local News


How WWII shaped Boeing

War was key to jet-age dominance

Date: 08/09/2015 | Business


How to sell a plane

60 years ago, a Boeing pilot made a very famous barrel roll

Date: 08/07/2015 | Aerospace Blog


Staying power

County courthouse has survived test of time, tragedy

Date: 08/07/2015 | Local News


Today in history

Today is Wednesday, August 5, the 217th day of 2015. There are 148 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:

Date: 08/05/2015 | Life


Approaching 100

New book follows the evolution of Boeing

Date: 08/04/2015 | Business


Today in history

Today is Monday, August 3, the 215th day of 2015. There are 150 days left in the year.Today's highlight:On Aug. 3, 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail from Palos, Spain, on a voyage that took him to the present-day Americas.On this...

Date: 08/03/2015 | Life


Sultan seeks to save its past

Deteriorating mural memorializes firefighters

Date: 08/03/2015 | Local News


Today in history

Today’s highlights:On July 28, 1945, a U.S. Army bomber crashed into the 79th floor of New York’s Empire State Building, killing 14 people. The U.S. Senate ratified the United Nations Charter by a vote of 89-2.On this date:

Date: 07/28/2015 | Life


Finding your roots

Technology has made it easier to find out who you are

Date: 07/19/2015 | Life


Eternally archived

Website celebrates Archbishop Thomas J. Murphy

Date: 07/18/2015 | Local News


50-million-year-old sperm found, by accident

Benjamin Bomfleur can't help but laugh a little when talking about this latest, record-setting discovery."A 50-million-year-old worm sperm from Antarctica?" he said between chuckles. "Who would have thought that's possible?"And yet, what...

Date: 07/15/2015 | Off the Wire


Eagerness and trepidation

Sequel to beloved ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ released decades later

Date: 07/15/2015 | Local News


Today in History

Today is Saturday, July 11, the 192nd day of 2015. There are 173 days left in the year.Today's highlight:On July 11, 2010, police in the Bahamas arrested Colton Harris-Moore, 19, the American fugitive known as the "Barefoot Bandit."

Date: 07/11/2015 | Life


Let the planes begin

Arlington's 46th Fly-In is airborne

Date: 07/10/2015 | Local News


Flags stir intense emotions, but meaning varies

Raised by firefighters from the smoking wreckage of the World Trade Center, a flag telegraphed both anguish and resolve. Planted atop a mountain on Iwo Jima, another piece of national cloth came to symbolize collective perseverance and conquest.

Date: 07/05/2015 | Nation & World


Has Jewish population rebounded from Holocaust?

WASHINGTON — In 1939, the global population of Jewish people worldwide peaked at around 16.6 million. That population was soon decimated by the Holocaust, which saw Nazi Germany and its collaborators kill approximately 6 million Jews.

Date: 07/05/2015 | Nation & World


When freedom rolled in

In 1915, as war raged in Europe, the Liberty Bell came to Everett

Date: 07/04/2015 | Local News


Public opinion mixed on Confederate flag

Politicians were tripping over themselves to call for the Confederate flag to be taken down in the wake of the Charleston shootings. But new polling has found Americans weren’t quite so decisive.In fact, for once, politicians might actually have gotten out ahead of public opinion.

Date: 07/03/2015 | Nation & World


Honoring their Dead

The Grateful Dead has three shows left, and local fans look back

Date: 07/03/2015 | Entertainment


A sign of past times

Eagle Scout spent year researching Perrinville

Date: 07/03/2015 | Local News


The founding farmers

Nation’s first leaders revolutionized garden styles

Date: 07/02/2015 | Home and Garden


Today in History

Today is Saturday, June 27, the 178th day of 2015. There are 187 days left in the year.Today's highlight:On June 27, 1955, Illinois enacted the nation's first automobile seat belt law. (The law did not require cars to have seat belts, but that they be...

Date: 06/27/2015 | Life


Today in History

Today is Thursday, June 25, the 176th day of 2015. There are 189 days left in the year.Today's highlight:On June 25, 1950, war broke out in Korea as forces from the communist North invaded the South.On this date:In...

Date: 06/25/2015 | Life


Safe and sound

1891 Edmonds school bell at home in museum

Date: 06/25/2015 | Local News


Genealogy can’t come at a cost to history

Tracing family roots has become quite a hobby. The mighty Ancestry.com has monopolized the business and readily digitizes documents wherever they are found. In many cases the documents are illegally obtained, but for the most part, I think Ancestry abides by guidelines.

Date: 06/24/2015 | Commentary


Today in history

Today is Tuesday, June 23, the 174th day of 2015. There are 191 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:

Date: 06/23/2015 | Life


‘Poldark’ gets a sumptuous update

Pardon me, madam, but is your PBS tote bag vibrating? Blame “Poldark,” a sweepingly romantic seven-part series from “Masterpiece” that seems scientifically engineered to press the right period-drama buttons, starting with its origins: Based on the novels of Winston Graham, a TV adaptation in 1975...

Date: 06/21/2015 | Entertainment


Resuscitating a ghost town

Cleanup is under way to rid historic Monte Cristo of pollutants

Date: 06/20/2015 | Local News


Today in History

Today is Friday, June 19, the 170th day of 2015. There are 195 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:

Date: 06/19/2015 | Life


Today in History

Today is Thursday, June 18, the 169th day of 2015. There are 196 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:On June 18, 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte met his Waterloo as British and Prussian troops defeated the French in Belgium.On this date:

Date: 06/18/2015 | Life


Modeled on real life

Clarence Lentz’s wooden creations inspired by his military service

Date: 06/17/2015 | Local News


Today in History

Today is Tuesday, June 16, the 167th day of 2015. There are 198 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:

Date: 06/16/2015 | Life


‘Stalin’s Daughter’ chronicles extraordinary life of Soviet defector

“Wherever I go, whether to Australia or some island, I will always be the political prisoner of my father’s name.” Such was the lament of Svetlana Alliluyeva, whose life sentence it was to be the only daughter of Joseph Stalin.

Date: 06/14/2015 | Entertainment


'Family' reunion brings together Taylor's Landing customers, co-workers

It was the place to go. Whether for the morning's first cup of coffee or that last drink before closing time, regulars had a home away from home at Taylor's Landing.A Mukilteo institution, the restaurant at 710 Front Street was sold to

Date: 06/12/2015 | Local News


One of a kind

The Schumacher Building in Edmonds is deemed historic

Date: 06/10/2015 | Local News


Today in History

Today is Wednesday, June 10, the 161st day of 2015. There are 204 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:On June 10, 1935, Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in Akron, Ohio, by Dr. Robert Holbrook Smith and William Griffith Wilson.On this date:

Date: 06/10/2015 | Life


Today in History

Today is Monday, June 8, the 159th day of 2015. There are 206 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:

Date: 06/08/2015 | Life


Canada ponders ‘cultural genocide’ of native population

Genocide might be one of the most hard-hitting words in the entire world. Coined by Polish-Jewish lawyer Raphael Lemkin in 1944, the word combined the Greek word “geno” (tribe) with the Latin word “cide” (killing) to create a new way to describe the deliberate and systematic destruction of a...

Date: 06/07/2015 | Nation & World


20 years later

777 has come to dominate market but it's time for a successor

Date: 06/07/2015 | Business


Revolutionary War replica makes a splash in U.S.

Like an apparition, the 17-story ship glided through the cool morning mist, its towering skeleton of masts and two sternward flags — one French and one a 13-starred American — visible from shore.Forty-eight days after its launch and 237 years since its story...

Date: 06/06/2015 | Nation & World


Today in History

Today is Saturday, June 6, the 157th day of 2015. There are 208 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:On June 6, 1944, during World War II, the liberation of German-occupied western Europe began as Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, on “D-Day.”

Date: 06/06/2015 | Life


Still going strong

100-year-old volunteer restores planes for Museum of Flight

Date: 06/05/2015 | Local News


Keeping track of history

Couple serve as docents for restored trolley at Heritage Park

Date: 06/05/2015 | Local News


Edmonds woman recalls Whidbey adventures, including washtub sailor

Dolores Simpson loves the beach. Her best memories include long-ago walks along South Whidbey’s western shore. She remembers picking up starfish and moon snails. And she has a unique memory — a man in a bathtub.

Date: 05/31/2015 | Local News


Historic 400-ton lighthouse moved inland

AQUINNAH, Mass. — A Martha's Vineyard lighthouse that is among the most endangered historic landmarks in the U.S. began its gradual march back from a rapidly eroding cliffside Thursday.Powerful hydraulic pistons inched the 160-year-old Gay Head Lighthouse about 5 feet...

Date: 05/28/2015 | Nation & World


Fossils show new human forerunner

NEW YORK — A fossil find adds another twig to the human evolutionary tree, giving further evidence that the well-known “Lucy” species had company in what is now Ethiopia, a new study says.

Date: 05/28/2015 | Nation & World


Veterans’ stories, our history

Stories and photos help us keep our memories fresh, our thoughts of family and friends alive.Sally Hopkins offered up a photo of her late brother, Edward Hopkins, a Snohomish County man and Army sergeant, to add to the Wall of Faces, an online memorial that puts photos to...

Date: 05/25/2015 | Editorials


Today in history

Today is Sunday, May 24, the 144th day of 2015. There are 221 days left in the year.Today's highlight:On May 24, 1935, the first major league baseball game to be played at night took place at Cincinnati's Crosley Field as the Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies,...

Date: 05/24/2015 | Life


Tombstone Project

Volunteers see that no grave will be forgotten

Date: 05/24/2015 | Local News


Bumblebee Special buzz

A popular Everett mini train from the past could roll again

Date: 05/20/2015 | Local News


Today in History

Today is Tuesday, May 19, the 139th day of 2015. There are 226 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:On May 19, 1935, T.E. Lawrence, also known as “Lawrence of Arabia,” died in Dorset, England, six days after being injured in a motorcycle crash.On this date:

Date: 05/19/2015 | Life


Pay raises and a Tubman $20

Time to tie up a couple of loose ends from earlier editorials.Poorly timed raise: In March, we advised the state Legislature to complete its work, including passage of state budgets...

Date: 05/19/2015 | Editorials


Kids track Monroe’s WWII fallen soldiers

MONROE — Eighth-graders here have been working after school to preserve a piece of history.

Date: 05/18/2015 | Local News


Former Everett school on endangered list

EVERETT — Everett Public Schools' historic Longfellow building has been named one of the "most endangered properties" in the state.The Washington Trust for...

Date: 05/10/2015 | Local News


Bring back council committees

This may be of interest only to those who own a dog-eared copy of "Robert's Rules of Order," the guidebook on meeting procedures written in 1876 by U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Henry...

Date: 05/10/2015 | Editorials


Want more voters? Teach more civics and history

In March, President Barack Obama teased the notion of making voting mandatory. "It would be transformative if everybody voted," he said during a Cleveland event. "That would counteract money more than anything." Spokesman Josh Earnest walked back the idea the...

Date: 05/10/2015 | Opinion Columnists


Newly signed law requires tribal history, culture in curriculum

OLYMPIA — Washington public schools will be required to teach about the history and culture of the state's federally recognized tribes under a new law signed this week.A 2005 law encouraged school districts to include instruction on tribal history using a curriculum...

Date: 05/08/2015 | Local News


Time allows for divergence of history, literature

"Wolf Hall," the Man Booker Prize-winning historical novel about the court of Henry VIII — and most dramatically, the conflict between Thomas Cromwell and Sir Thomas More — is now a TV series (presented on PBS). It is maddeningly good. Maddening...

Date: 05/01/2015 | Opinion Columnists


Sacrifice remembered

Everett nurse died in World War II attack 70 years ago

Date: 04/27/2015 | Local News


Rough and tumble town

Two photographers document Everett's early days

Date: 04/24/2015 | Local News


Elton John’s heart-shaped glasses stolen

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Officials say a pair of Elton John’s heart-shaped glasses has been stolen from a display case at a Memphis museum.

Date: 04/23/2015 | Nation & World


McMenamins takes shape

Historic Bothell school site becoming pub and resort

Date: 04/22/2015 | Business


Upset by political gridlock? Blame the boomers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — At some moment this year a U.S. baby boomer will die and, if census forecasts are right, the generation born between 1946 and 1964 will no longer be the nation’s largest.

Date: 04/19/2015 | Nation & World


Lafayette ship replica sets sail for U.S.

FOURAS, France — With champagne, fireworks and a presidential blessing, a painstakingly built replica of the frigate once used to bring French troops and funds to American revolutionaries set sail Saturday for the U.S. East Coast.With the celebratory sendoff, the $27...

Date: 04/19/2015 | Nation & World


Plan to make Bible ‘official’ Tennessee book derails

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Bible usually unites Republicans in conservative Tennessee, but lately it is proving to be — as an epistle writer put it — more powerful and sharper than a double-edged sword.

Date: 04/17/2015 | Nation & World


Still spinning

County's last independent record store now a golden oldie

Date: 04/17/2015 | Entertainment


French cavemen's art gets new display

PRIVAS, France — Jean-Marie Chauvet noticed air whistling out from a crack on a plateau in southern France, so he and fellow cave enthusiasts went to investigate. What they found that Sunday in 1994 still fills Chauvet's voice with wonder: an immense cave covered with prehistoric...

Date: 04/11/2015 | Nation & World


Larson invites readers aboard doomed Lusitania in ‘Dead Wake’

They had been warned.With war raging across the ocean, an eclectic group of passengers gathered in New York City in May 1915 for a trans-Atlantic voyage aboard the great Lusitania, a majestic, swift and towering vessel that catered to the pampered classes and was the pride...

Date: 04/08/2015 | Entertainment


Today in History

Today is Tuesday, April 7, the 97th day of 2015. There are 268 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:

Date: 04/07/2015 | Life


Keeper of Everett’s past to be honored

They’re still at it. An intrepid band of history lovers meets each Tuesday to take stock of treasures they hope will someday have a home in an Everett museum.

Date: 04/03/2015 | Local News


Exhibit to honor African-American flyers

An exhibit celebrating African-American flyers opens Friday at the Future of Flight Aviation Center at Paine Field in Mukilteo.

Date: 04/03/2015 | Local News


Today in History

Today is Tuesday, March 31, the 90th day of 2015. There are 275 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:On March 31, 2005, Terri Schiavo, 41, died at a hospice in Pinellas Park, Florida, 13 days after her feeding tube was removed in a wrenching right-to-die dispute.On this date:

Date: 03/31/2015 | Life


Capone-linked gun headed to Vegas Mob Museum

MOUNTAINSIDE, N.J. — A gun with a colorful history is going to be transported from New Jersey to a mob-themed museum in Las Vegas.The gun belonged to the late IRS criminal investigator Michael Malone, who was instrumental in bringing down the legendary mobster Al...

Date: 03/29/2015 | Nation & World


Today in history

Today is Tuesday, March 24, the 83rd day of 2015. There are 282 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:On March 24, 1765, Britain enacted the Quartering Act, requiring American colonists to provide temporary housing to British soldiers.On this date:

Date: 03/24/2015 | Life


As ‘Pretty Woman’ turns 25, here are nine of the movie’s gifts to pop culture

Twenty-five years before Lily James shoehorned herself into a princess gown to play “Cinderella,” another up-and-comer donned a differently problematic dress for a romantic fairy tale that also struck box office gold.

Date: 03/23/2015 | Life


King Richard III to get a more regal farewell

LONDON — Furniture maker Michael Ibsen is used to clients asking for custom-made pieces such as specially designed bookshelves or doors or cupboards.

Date: 03/22/2015 | Nation & World


Book on Lowell history to be launched

EVERETT — A book launch party will be held next Saturday, March 28, to celebrate the publication of the first history of Everett’s Lowell neighborhood.

Date: 03/21/2015 | Local News


An authentic, historic Everett is worth another look

So a consultant from a firm in Bellevue — a city incorporated in 1953 — took a look at historic downtown Everett and decided the 1923-vintage Hodges Building would be too expensive to renovate.

Date: 03/20/2015 | Local News


Bounty descendants to lose self rule on island

SYDNEY - The descendants of Fletcher Christian and the Bounty mutineers are to lose control of their bankrupt South Pacific island home, as Australia prepares to strip the remote territory of self government.

Date: 03/20/2015 | Nation & World


Pitcairn Island to be protected

When the mutineers of the HMS Bounty landed on Pitcairn Island in 1790, they believed they had found the perfect refuge: a fertile Eden in a remote corner of the South Pacific where Capt. William Bligh and the rest of the British navy could never find them.

Date: 03/19/2015 | Nation & World


A full 106 years of life for coffee company matriarch Grace Bargreen

In her 106 years, Grace Bargreen Parsons was a farm girl and music teacher, a mother and civic leader, a state senator's wife and businesswoman, and a golfer, still playing long after her 100th birthday.The matriarch of a prominent Everett family, Parsons died March 12 in...

Date: 03/17/2015 | Local News


Historic West Seattle landmark to be restored

SEATTLE — An 111-year-old log structure in West Seattle’s Alki neighborhood is going to be restored after years of neglect.KING-TV reported the Alki Homestead restaurant building in West Seattle, which has been closed since a fire in 2009, was designed a city landmark in 1996.

Date: 03/15/2015 | Northwest


70 years ago, a balloon bomb landed in Everett

EVERETT — Today marks the 70th anniversary of the little-known World War II Japanese attack on Everett.It came in the form of a large hydrogen balloon rigged with explosives that landed about a quarter mile west of the Glenwood Avenue Fire Station.Some...

Date: 03/13/2015 | Local News


Wrecking ball looms

1923 Everett building may be torn down

Date: 03/11/2015 | Local News


Today in History

Today is Tuesday, March 10, the 69th day of 2015. There are 296 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On March 10, 1985, Konstantin U. Chernenko, who was the Soviet Union’s leader for 13 months, died at age 73; he was succeeded by Mikhail Gorbachev.On this date:

Date: 03/10/2015 | Life


Out of place clock

Why EvCC has a huge bank clock on campus

Date: 03/08/2015 | Whats Up With That?


Obama marks 'Bloody Sunday' in Selma

SELMA, Ala. — America's racial history "still casts its long shadow upon us," President Barack Obama said Saturday as he stood in solidarity and remembrance with civil rights activists whose beatings by police a half-century ago galvanized much of the nation against...

Date: 03/07/2015 | Nation & World


Vote out Andrew Jackson

Editorial: Why we should put a woman on the $20

Date: 03/05/2015 | Editorials


Former EvCC director keeps an eye on women's rights

Joan Tucker is a painter now, a painter and a poet. At 72, she is leaving the battles of her earlier years to younger people.That doesn't mean she has given up the mantle of feminism. Nor does it mean Tucker has forgotten heady times in the 1980s when she was director of the...

Date: 03/04/2015 | Local News




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