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5 Fun Facts About June 7 In Washington History

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1. On June 7, 1924, the U.S. government granted citizenship to all Native Americans born within the territorial boundaries of the country. This finally granted citizenship to approximately two-thirds of Native Americans who had been previously excluded.

2. In 1966, Robert F. Kennedy visited Washington state and gave a speech at the University of Washington. During his visit, he spoke about issues such as civil rights, poverty, and education. This was only a week before his assassination.

3. On June 7, 1981, the first Pacific Northwest Brew Cup was held in Astoria, Oregon. The event was created to showcase the beer industry of the Pacific Northwest and has since become a popular annual event.

4. In 2008, the Seattle Storm basketball team set a WNBA record by scoring 114 points in a single game against the Tulsa Shock. This feat was accomplished in front of a home crowd at KeyArena in Seattle.

5. On June 7, 2015, the Seattle Seahawks held their first-ever minicamp at their new practice facility, the Virginia Mason Athletic Center. The facility, also known as "The VMAC," is located in Renton, Washington and features state-of-the-art facilities for training and rehabilitation.
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