History

The 2017 State Fair Will Be A Biggie!
Next year’s Central Washington State Fair will mark a milestone.  The 2017 edition Central Washington State Fair will celebrate 125 years of Fair fun.   The Fair was designated the original State Fair of Washington by the state legislature and local fairgoers know of t…
The First Gulf War Got Underway 26 Years Ago Today
Did the Middle Eastern mess in which we all now flounder start on this date in history?
Not exactly.  Strife, unrest and bloodshed in the region goes back to Biblical times thousands of years ago, but modern U.S. military involvement does mark an August 2, 1990 milestone...
Gabby Douglas – This Was Her Day Four Years Ago!
The 2016 Summer Olympic Games get underway this Friday and sadly the focus will be as much on disease (Zika) poor and dangerous sanitation, safety and crime as it will be the balance, strength and endurance of the athletes.  We need a better preamble...
1969 – Experienced A Moon Landing….And MORE
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On this date in 1969 man walked on the moon for the first time! (or did he?) We won’t entertain that debate here but we can enjoy some 1969 trivia and a little moon lore from Organic Style magazine.
--Traditionally, the first birthday cakes were for Artemis, the Greek moon…
We Love Our Dogs To Death – Pick The Bark Week Winner
How much do we love our pets?  Or perhaps a better question is - for how long have we loved our pets as much as we do?  Let’s try this – at least  14-hundred decades in dog years!  According to a FOX news report, archaeologists have discovered a 2,000-year-o…
The Nickel Adds Up On This Day In History
In case anyone asks. The U.S. Mint got the go-ahead to start making nickels on this date in 1886.
According to our show prep service, prior to that there was something called the half-dime, but no official nickel/five-cent piece...
75 Years Since The Start of “The Streak”
On this day one of the greatest feats in baseball history began. The year was 1941 and New York Yankees outfielder “Joltin” Joe DiMaggio began his record 56-game hitting streak. It’s a record that still stands today, 75 years later.
Paul Molitor of the Brew…
The South Rises Again This Weekend — South Of Yakima
The great Charlie Daniels proudly sings that “the South’s gonna do it again.” I don’t think history is on his side, but history will get a second chance this weekend (April 30 and May 1) during the Annual WCWA Civil War Re-enactment at…
No Fear But Fear
After Mitt Romney's speech taking on Donald Trump and then the bad behavior by 3 of 4 candidates at the debate, you might be getting a little fearful about the future of the GOP.
But President Franklin Roosevelt famously said, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself" and…

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