100 YEARS AGO TODAY
November 28, 1912
Approximately 100 men in the Tacoma Fire Department are planning to leave their jobs here and accept similar positions in Seattle, according to leaders in the Tacoma service today. The captain of one of the companies has been asked by Chief Stetson of the Seattle department to furnish firemen when the platoon system is put in operation in the Elliott Bay city in April. Salary and hours of labor are two of the inducements to draw the firemen away from this city. The firemen are disappointed that they were not granted the raises in pay they asked for when the budget was before the city commission recently.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY
November 28, 1962
It was a big day for Terry Baker, Oregon State’s brilliant quarterback. The 6-foot-3, 191-pound senior yesterday was named winner of the Heisman Award as the best college football player in the nation. His team was selected to play Villanova in the Liberty Bowl at Philadelphia Dec. 15. He was one of eight seniors named scholar-athletes of the year by the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame. The NCAA officially named him total offense leader in the nation for the season with 2,276 yards.
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
November 28, 1987
Washington state drivers are voting with their gas pedals. Regardless of the posted speed limit, drivers decide at what speed they are going to drive. Before the speed limit on certain stretches of rural interstate highways in Washington was raised to 65 mph, drivers chose to speed there. They continue to speed on those same roadways today, but by not as many miles per hour over the speed limit. When the signs read 55, the vast majority of drivers on those rural stretches of interstate highway elected to drive at or under 65 mph.