100 YEARS AGO TODAY
December 16, 1912
This is great weather for ducks. Hunters of waterfowl who went to Nisqually flats yesterday did not fare so well, but there were a number of good bags brought in from the flats near the Interurban line east of the city. John Burns and George T. Wilson walked leisurely across the 11th street bridge yesterday morning about 9 a.m. They had hardly passed the St. Paul mill when they began shooting. At 4 p.m. they returned with 39 ducks and a large gray goose. 50 YEARS AGO TODAY
December 16, 1962
The doomed building at 6th and K Street, which homed First Christian Church for more than half a century, has been purchased for Western Clinic, which plans to renovate and use the building, it was announced yesterday. Most of the block on K Street, between 5th and 6th and 100 feet fronting on South J Street was acquired in the transaction, which totaled more than $100,000. Cost of remodeling the building for use as a clinic is expected to exceed $350,000. Western Clinic now occupies 20,000 square feet, the fourth and fifth floors of the Western Clinic Building at 1119 A St. 25 YEARS AGO TODAY
December 16, 1987
Gary Hart, the former U.S. Senate from Colorado who abandoned his high-flying quest for the presidency in May after being deluged by published reports of his extramarital activities, resumed his campaign Tuesday with a defiant slogan “Let the people decide.” His surprising landing in Concord, N.H., amazed the political world, livened up a deadly dull campaign season and prompted a mixture of mirth, merriment, derision, confusion and even anger within the ranks of the Democratic Party. “I believe I represent a brand of leadership that draws its strength from its independence and its experience in politics that is not purely political.” Hart said.