100 YEARS AGO TODAY
Nov. 11, 1918: The World War ended this morning at 11 o’clock, Paris time. The news came by telegraph to Tacoma at 11:46 p.m. Saturday and people were awakened by the whistles of industrial plants. The stock market was reported to be in a nervous state with the announcement of peace. The influenza ban may be lifted on the city within two or three days.
Tacoma mayor, C.M. Riddell, called the City Council together at 2:30 this morning to proclaim a
50 YEARS AGO TODAY
Nov. 11, 1968: Visitors galore are expected to pack the City Council meeting Tuesday. They will include student dissidents from Tacoma Community College, contestants in the Miss Tacoma Pageant and perhaps a member or two of the Sacramento City Council.
Three TCC students had requested to address the council on a controversial ordinance that bans preparation or circulation of material that advocates or would tend to incite a crime, act of violence or
disrespect of police.
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
Nov. 11, 1993: Federal wildlife agents have fined a Tacoma tugboat operator $500 for dumping a dilapidated dock at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge last summer. Richard Wright Sr., owner of Wright Marine Towing Inc., admitted towing the dock from the Crow’s Nest Marina on Commencement Bay and leaving it tied to pilings off the refuge shoreline. He was cited for disposing of garbage on a national wildlife refuge.