Today is Sunday, July 6, the 187th day of 2014. There are 178 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 6, 1944, an estimated 168 people died in a fire that broke out during a performance in the main tent of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Hartford, Connecticut. (Among the survivors was future actor Charles Nelson Reilly, then age 13.) On this date:
Looking back at July 6, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle.
Enjoy Family Fun Day at Fort Dalles Museum, Saturday, July 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free all day.
Looking back on June 29, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle.
Sunday, June 22, in history
Looking back, June 22, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle.
Shaniko, once the largest inland world shipping center in the world, invites members of the public to make their own history June 21 and 22, at Shaniko’s Pioneer Days. Join in the celebration of pioneering and pioneers of the famous wool center and one of Oregon’s most active ghost towns.
Looking back on June 15, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle.
Looking back on June 8, in the archives of The Dalles Chronicle.
The Wasco County Historical Society announces the opening of the Rorick House for the summer season. The House will be open on Saturdays and Sundays in June, July and August, beginning June 7.
Today is Sunday, June 1, the 152nd day of 2014. There are 213 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 1, 1914, U.S. Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels issued General Order 99 banning alcoholic beverages from Navy vessels, yards and stations, effective July 1, 1914. On this date: In 1533, Anne Boleyn, the second wife of King Henry VIII, was crowned Queen Consort of England. In 1792, Kentucky became the 15th state of the union.
Looking back on June 1, in the archives of The Dalles Chronicle.
Peg Willis, a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, grew up loving the Columbia River Highway.
Today is Sunday, May 25, the 145th day of 2014. There are 220 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 25, 1964, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Griffin v. County School Board of Prince Edward County, ordered the Virginia county to reopen its public schools, which officials had closed in an attempt to circumvent the Supreme Court’s 1954 Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka public school desegregation ruling.
Looking back at May 25, in the archives of The Dalles Chronicle.