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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

hol­i­day.

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.

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