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5 Fun Facts About September 12 In Washington History

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1. In 1897, the first issue of The Seattle Times was published, giving the city a daily newspaper for the first time.

2. On September 12, 1942, the War Relocation Authority issued orders for the internment of Japanese Americans living on Bainbridge Island, making it the first community to be affected by Executive Order 9066.

3. In 1950, the University of Washington's Husky Stadium was officially dedicated, with former President Harry Truman in attendance.

4. On September 12, 1995, the Seattle Mariners set a new MLB record by using 11 pitchers in a single game – a 19-inning marathon that they eventually lost to the Cleveland Indians.

5. In 2015, the Seattle Seahawks opened their regular season with a 34-31 overtime victory over the St. Louis Rams, led by quarterback Russell Wilson's 251 passing yards and 1 touchdown pass.
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