100 YEARS AGO TODAY
Dec. 7, 1918: Esteven Point Lighthouse, which contains one of the most powerful lights on the British Columbia coast, was put out of order by an earthquake.
AA plan to build $1 million worth of new homes in the Tacoma area was announced by Mayor Riddell.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY
Dec. 7, 1968: Underdog Wilson converted seven free throws and added two field goals in the final 1:15to trip defending champion Lincoln 44-35 in the title game of the Hoop-Go-Round in the University of Puget Sound Fieldhouse before more than 5,900 fans.
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
Dec. 7, 1993: Nearly everybody who had anything to do with Washington’s new history museum showed up to see the groundbreaking for downtown Tacoma’s latest waterfront addition. The $35.8 million museum came a step closer to reality as Gov. Mike Lowry, joined by McCarver Elementary School students Nona Lambert and Elijah Meinzer, turned the first shovel of earth to officially begin construction. Scheduled to open by midsummer 1996, the museum will be just south of the renovated Union Station Courthouse on Pacific Avenue.
Several thousand workers at the Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. shipyard on Tacoma’s tideflats gathered on Dec. 7, 1943, the second anniversary of Pearl Harbor, to watch their company receive the Army-Navy “E” pennant for excellence in production. During WWII the “E” Pennant was the highest award that could be conferred on an industrial plant.