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U.S. Army defeats Native Americans at Battle of Four Lakes on September 1, 1858.

U.S. Army Brigadier General Isaac Stevens, first governor of Washington Territory, is killed at Battle of Chantilly on September 1, 1862.

Steamboat inspection office opens in Seattle on September 1, 1871.

North Yakima YMCA opens on September 1, 1908.

Lake Washington Ship Canal construction starts on September 1, 1911.

Davenport Hotel opens in Spokane on September 1, 1914.

Montlake Station, The Seattle Public Library, opens on September 1, 1944.

Snohomish County PUD begins sale of electricity on September 1, 1949.

Elvis shakes up Seattle on September 1, 1957.

First commercial electricity from Boundary Dam reaches Seattle on September 1, 1967.

Group Health Cooperative begins to deal with its major appointment-availability problem on September 1, 1976.

U.S. Senator Henry M. Jackson dies on September 1, 1983.

John Stanford becomes superintendent of Seattle Public Schools on September 1, 1995.

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