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English fur trader John Meares names Cape Disappointment on July 6, 1788.

David Thompson records first written description of the Methow Indians and landscape along the Columbia between Nespelem Canyon and the mouth of the Wenatchee on July 6, 1811.

Harry Tracy returns to King County with kidnapped John Anderson on July 6, 1902.

Hall Brothers Shipyard breaks ground in Madrone (renamed Winslow) on Eagle Harbor on Bainbridge Island on July 6, 1902.

The National American Woman Suffrage Convention holds its sixth evening meeting at Seattle's Plymouth Congregational Church on July 6, 1909.

Pauline Steinem delivers the report of the Committee on Education at the National American Woman Suffrage Association Convention in Seattle on July 6, 1909.

Federal Theatre Project's Power opens in Seattle on July 6, 1937.

Group Health Cooperative opens its first satellite clinic, in Renton, on July 6, 1948.

Four inmates take 40 hostages in an attempted break out at the Washington State Reformatory in Monroe on July 6, 1959.

King County sets urban-growth boundary on July 6, 1992.

Muckleshoot Indian Tribe and City of Seattle sign settlement agreement, resolving lawsuit over city's plans for Cedar River Watershed, on July 6, 2006.

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