100 YEARS AGO TODAY
Nov. 10, 1918: Prince Max of Baden has been appointed regent of the German empire, a Berlin news official noted today.
The American steamer A
Saetic bound from France to Philadelphia, struck a mine 25 miles off the Maryland coast at 9:05 a.m. and sank 20 minutes later. Nineteen members of the crew of 65 are still missing.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY
Nov. 10, 1968: The mayor had been chastised by a Tacoma mother for the “disgusting exhibition” that had “dishonored the good name of the city which he so misrepresents.” A school election was set to vote on a bond issue for three new schools. A prefabricated house factory had just been started in town. There was an editorial on “White Supremacy” in the paper and the price of turkey was expected to rise even beyond 14 cents a pound in November 1889, the year Washington became the 42nd state in the republic. These were some of the facts surrounding Washington State’s birthday dug up by Tacoma historian Mrs. Winnifred Oslen in connection with Monday’s triple holiday: Veteran’s Day, State Admissions
Day and Kay Hall Day.
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
Nov. 10, 1993: Washington — The Supreme court acted swiftly and unanimously Tuesday in giving women workers sweeping new legal protection against smutty words and gestures on the job. The court, in its first ruling on sexual harassment since the issue gained national prominence during Senate hearings on Justice Clarence Thomas’ nomination in 1991, said women claiming harassed in the workplace do not have to prove they suffered psychologically from “abusive” language or actions.
Red Kelly smooches longtime News Tribune columnist Emily Walker at her 90th birthday celebration Oct. 21, 1989. Kelly was one of the many friends crowding her apartment that day; he joined then-Tacoma Mayor Doug Sutherland and Pierce County Executive Joe Stortini in extending best wishes. Gov. Booth Gardner in Olympia proclaimed the day Emily Walker Appreciation Day.