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Benjamin Cheney visits the town and the academy bearing his name on September 17, 1883.

Gonzaga College in Spokane welcomes its first students on September 17, 1887.

The Boston Tea Party and burning of the ship Gaspee are reenacted on Lake Union on September 17, 1909.

Seattle branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco opens in Seattle on September 17, 1917.

Explosions at the Puget Sound and Alaska Powder Mill rock Mukilteo and Everett on September 17, 1930.

Primary elections are held in Washington on September 17, 1968.

Peace and Freedom Party holds state convention in Seattle on September 17, 1968.

Democratic primary voters select John Martinis of Everett to represent the 38th District in the state House of Representatives on September 17, 1968.

King County voters support Sand Point (later Magnuson Park) aviation on September 17, 1974.

Bullitt Foundation pledges $1 million to the Trust for Public Land's Puget Sound Open Space Fund on September 17, 1988.

King County voters defeat a $215 million parks and open-space bond issue on September 17, 1996.

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