A South Sound history through words and pictures
100 YEARS AGO TODAY: AUG. 30, 1912
“Made-in-Washington” will be observed throughout the state. … Tacoma manufacturers will display their goods prominently in the business houses and among the different classes of merchants. It is the intention to show to Tacoma people just how many of the necessities of life are manufactured in their own city and to force on their minds that the prosperity of these manufacturers and the growth of the plants depends largely on the patronage accorded by Tacoma citizens.
75 YEARS AGO TODAY: AUG. 30, 1937
Bombs from four Chinese warplanes ripped decks and sides of the liner President Hoover today in the China sea, wounded seven of her seamen and heightened in menacing, feverish degree, the Sino-Japanese conflict. The incident paralyzed efforts of the U.S. Navy and the Dollar line to evacuate hundreds of American women and children remaining in Shanghai.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY: AUG. 30, 1962
Adult westerns have lost their appeal to the nation’s teenagers, but TV’s doctors are enjoying a lucrative practice among the younger set. A nationwide survey of teen television and radio tastes showed medical dramas, such as “Ben Casey,” and “Dr. Kildare,” rate tops with most youngsters, especially the girls, and that humor and variety shows outrank even the spine chillers and science fiction tales.