100 YEARS AGO TODAY
December 10, 1912
Looking as big as Mike Lynch and with a smile on his good natured Irish face, “Iron Man” Joe McGinnity, the hero of many a diamond battle, who will in all likelihood own and manage the Tigers next season, stepped off an interurban train late this afternoon, setting his foot on Tacoma soil for the first time. McGinnity had stopped over at Seattle thinking the league headquarters were in that city. He wanted to see Fielder Jones, but when he ascertained his mistake he hurried on to Tacoma. The prospective idol of the local fans was neatly attired in a dark suit.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY
December 10, 1962
The single most expensive structure built so far on Washington’s network of interstate highways – the Lake Washington ship canal bridge in Seattle – will be opened to traffic Dec. 18. The State Highways Department said the $14 million double-decked span will be placed in use in order to relieve traffic pressure on the present University Bridge across the ship canal. In addition to opening the nine-mile bridge, traffic will also be able to use 1.2 miles of newly-paved Seattle freeway from Ravenna Boulevard to the north end of the span.
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
December 10, 1987
An Auburn woman was indicted Wednesday on charges that she tampered with Extra Strength Excedrin bottles, causing the deaths last year of her husband and another Auburn resident. Stella Maudine Nickell, 44, of Auburn was arrested by FBI agents and Auburn police officers Wednesday morning after the indictment was returned by a federal grand jury in Seattle.