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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 Col­lec­tion, Ta­coma Pub­lic Li­brary, 253-292-2001, tinyurl.com/li­brary-ar­chives

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.

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