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Former Governor Isaac Stevens offers his services to the U.S. Army in the Civil War on May 22, 1861.

Maple Valley Beginnings: Arthur Post Office opens May 22, 1882.

President Theodore Roosevelt visits Chehalis on May 22, 1903.

A bootlegger shoots and kills Clark County Sheriff Lester Wood on May 22, 1927.

The U.S. Bureau of Fisheries opens its main Pacific research laboratory, now known as NOAA's Northwest Fisheries Science Center, at Montlake in Seattle on May 22, 1931.

Grant, Adams, and Franklin counties begin celebrating the Columbia Basin Water Festival on May 22, 1952.

Marcus Whitman statue is unveiled in the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on May 22, 1953.

Milwaukee Road discontinues passenger service to Seattle's Union Station on May 22, 1961.

Black Student Union clashes with Seattle police on May 22, 1969.

Prize-winning playwright August Wilson premieres autobiographical solo show How I Learned What I Learned at Seattle Repertory Theatre on May 22, 2003.

Susan Point's contemporary Coast Salish sculpture Interaction is unveiled in Friday Harbor on May 22, 2004.

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