100 YEARS AGO TODAY
December 14, 1912
Police Clerk J.A. McAfferty and Jailer A.C. Rivard were hurried this morning in the police patrol to East 28th and D streets, following a telephone call declaring that a mad dog was terrorizing the neighborhood. Orders were given by Capt. A.S. Read to shoot the animal on sight should it show any indication of rabies. The officers arrived to find the street deserted. Residents stood at their doors or at the windows and motioned up 28th street. The officers left the patrol and started on a search for the cause of the excitement. McAfferty found the dog in the front yard of a house at 2916 E. D St. The dog was frothing at the mouth and its entire head and body was covered with the white foam.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY
December 14, 1962
Tacoma officially today added a dramatic new dimension in sound to its radio listening of FM stereo radio broadcasts by station KLAY-FM. Hailed as the most exciting advance since radio began, FM stereo broadcasting is also described as the most significant development in home entertainment since television. Owner Clay Huntington and general manager Stan Naccarato jointly announced today KLAY-FM’s full-time broadcast schedule of stereo broadcasts for the Tacoma listening area. KLAY-FM operates on an assigned frequency of 106.1 mc with both studio and transmitter located in the Park Towers, 220 Tacoma Ave. S. KLAY-FM features popular music on its daily schedule from 6 a.m. until midnight, a total of 18 hours per day.
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
December 14, 1987
The Washington State Lottery hired a downtown hotel ballroom and bought lunch for 36 millionaire lottery winners to mark the fifth anniversary of the state’s gambling games. The Saturday luncheon at the Seattle Sheraton was attended by about 300 people, but those who hadn’t won a lottery game had to pay $7.50 to eat.