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Miss Columbia is declared Queen of the Carnival at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in Seattle on August 19, 1909.

Spokane IWW office is raided, leaders are arrested, and martial law is declared on August 19, 1917.

Seattle Post-Intelligencer news staff strikes on August 19, 1936.

KOL Radio broadcasts The Romance of Power live from the Skagit River on August 19, 1939.

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