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5 Fun Facts About February 7 In Washington History

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1. In 1984, the Washington State Capitol Building was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The building, located in Olympia, was completed in 1928 and serves as the home of Washington's legislative branch.

2. On February 7, 1932, Seattle opened the doors to its new civic auditorium, now known as McCaw Hall. The building, designed in the Art Deco style, has hosted a variety of events over the years including concerts, operas, and ballets.

3. In 1962, Seattle held the World's Fair on a 74-acre site called the Century 21 Exposition. The fair, which ran from April to October, brought in over 10 million visitors and featured a variety of exhibits showcasing scientific advancements and cultural achievements.

4. In 2001, the Seattle Mariners baseball team signed Ichiro Suzuki, a Japanese outfielder, to its roster. Suzuki went on to have a successful career with the Mariners, winning the American League MVP award in 2001 and setting numerous records.

5. On February 7, 1978, a massive snowstorm hit the Puget Sound area causing widespread power outages and traffic disruptions. Seattle received over 20 inches of snow, leading to the closure of roads and businesses across the city.
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