History

Subscribe

Today in history, March 16 (WITH VIDEO)

Today is Sunday, March 16, the 75th day of 2014. There are 290 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 16, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson sent Congress the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 as part of his War on Poverty. (The measure was passed by Congress, and was signed by Johnson in August 1964.)

Today in History, March 9 WITH VIDEO

Today is Sunday, March 9, the 68th day of 2014. There are 297 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 9, 1964, the U.S. Supreme Court, in New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, raised the standard for proving libel, unanimously ruling that public officials who charged they'd been defamed by the press concerning their official duties had to demonstrate "actual malice" on the part of the news organization in order to recover damages.

Looking Back, March 9

Looking Back at top stories in past The Dalles Chronicle issues published March 9.

Today in History, March 2 WITH AP VIDEO

Today is Sunday, March 2, the 61st day of 2014. There are 304 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History:

Looking Back, March 2

Looking Back through the archives of The Dalles Chronicle, March 2.

Tease photo

Talk focuses on military road

Dennis Birney of the Klickitat County Historical Society in Goldendale will present pictures and the history of the first north-south wagon road through Klickitat County Saturday, March 1, at the Original Wasco County Courthouse, 410 W. 2nd Place, The Dalles. This is the program that was postponed because of snow earlier in February.

Today in history, Feb. 23

Today is Sunday, Feb. 23, the 54th day of 2014. There are 311 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 23, 1954, the first mass inoculation of schoolchildren against polio using the Salk vaccine began in Pittsburgh as some 5,000 students were vaccinated.

Tease photo

Looking back from Feb. 23

Looking back in The Chronicle at events and stories from Feb. 23.

Tease photo

Reynolds focuses on Rajneesh history

Oral historian Julie Reynolds will present a program, “Close Encounters: Wasco County Residents Remember the Rajneeshees,” Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Original Wasco County Courthouse, 410 W. 2nd Place, The Dalles. The program begins at 1:30 p.m.

Fairground marks a century

State bill will recognize era

Tease photo

Forum focuses on Civil War letters

Local author Katherine Arbon will present “Civil War Letters: Faith, Family, Freedom … and Blackberry Jam,” Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Original Wasco County Courthouse, 410 W. 2nd Place, The Dalles. The program begins at 1:30 p.m. Seating in the upstairs courtroom and downstairs sheriff’s office is limited. Arbon has consented to repeat the program later Saturday afternoon if there is an overflow crowd.

Today in History, Feb. 9

Today is Sunday, Feb. 9, the 40th day of 2014. There are 325 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Feb. 9, 1964, The Beatles made their first live American television appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” broadcast from New York on CBS. The G.I. Joe action figure was introduced at the American International Toy Fair in New York.

Looking Back

Looking Back on Feb. 9, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle.

Tease photo

A tradition of citizen soldiers

The National Guard is moving out of its aging armory, but it will carry with it almost two centuries of tradition

Looking back on Feb. 2

February 2 20 Years Ago-1994 The Port of the Dalles is changing and changing rapidly. And there’s no one who is feeling quite as good about it as Port of The Dalles Executive Director Scott Hege. Hege has been in the position for a few years, and said the growth process on Port property has been slow. But if the first month of 1994 is an indicator of what is to come, Hege will have his hands full for the rest of the year. Three separate structures are currently being built on Port property, and negotiations are in progress to bring in at least five others.

Events

Latest blog posts