100 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 3, 1912
With an array of the latest things in wearables for men and women, a complete line of dry goods and all the incidentals that go to complete the stock of a well-kept department store, the annual fall opening of Kennedy Bros’ Arcade store began today. The artistically arranged display in the large show windows, complete as it is, gives but a small idea of what awaits the visitors inside. Every nook and corner is filled with something new and attractive. The elegant effect of the new goods is increased by the artistically arranged potted palms, plants and autumn leaves. The entire impression is pleasing, and one glance through the main entrance makes keen the desire to see more.
75 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 3, 1937
Beatrice Blinn, a Tacoma girl who recently moved to the Hollywood movie lots following a successful career on the New York stage, will be home within a few weeks to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.M. Blinn, 2724 South 12th Street. Miss Blinn is now a contract player with Columbia Pictures. She has appeared in several pictures during the last year and a half and is now engaged in a film on prison life. According to her present plans, she will be accompanied by Miss Dennie Moore, a former New York stage actress who went to Hollywood last year. The exact time of the visit to Tacoma is contingent upon the return to the coast of Miss Moore, who is now taking a role in a stage play.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 3, 1962
U.S. astronaut Walter M. Shirra today made history’s first landing in the Pacific at 1:28 p.m. PST after orbiting the Earth six times in his space capsule. Commander Schirra splashed down 10 miles from Kearsarge. Observers on the aircraft carrier sighted his capsule at 5,000 feet altitude and watched it until it landed in the water.