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5 Fun Facts About September 21 In Washington History

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1. In 1995, the Washington State Historical Society opened the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma. The museum showcases the vast and complex history of Washington State spanning from prehistoric times to the present day.
2. On September 21, 1889, the first edition of The Seattle Times was published. The newspaper has since become one of the largest and most widely read newspapers in the Pacific Northwest.
3. The Great Fire of 1889, which destroyed much of downtown Seattle, began on June 6, but it was on September 21 that the city started to recover. The Seattle City Council passed an ordinance authorizing the quick rebuilding of the city.
4. In 1905, the Pike Place Market, a historic public market in Seattle, officially opened for business on September 21. Today, the market is still a popular destination for tourists and locals alike, offering fresh produce, crafts, and a unique range of shops and eateries.
5. On September 21, 1970, the University of Washington hosted its first-ever football game in the Husky Stadium. The stadium, which underwent a major renovation in 2013, remains one of the most iconic sports venues in the Pacific Northwest.
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