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Seattle, WA

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.ci.seattle.wa.us/

Chamber of Commerce:
Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce

Visitors Bureau:
http://www.visitseattle.org/

Population:
563374 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
23-May-1853

County:
King County

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
The Seattle Times
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Nathan Hale High School, Seattle, WA
1963
Garfield High School, Seattle, WA
1920
Cornish College of the Arts
1914
Seattle University
1891
Seattle Pacific University
1891
University of Washington
1861

MUSEUM

MuseumFounded
Seattle Art Museum
1933

AQUARIUM

AquariumFounded
Seattle Aquarium
1977

ORCHESTRA

OrchestraFounded
Seattle Symphony
1903

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Big Fish Games
2002
PopCap Games
2000
Blue Nile
1999
aQuantive
1997
Madrona Venture Group
1995
Amazon
1994
RealNetworks
1993
Corbis
1989
Plum Creek Timber
1989
360networks
1987
Sub Pop
1986
Expeditors International of Washington
1979
Shurgard Storage Centers
1978
Starbucks
1971
Seattle's Best Coffee
1968
Alaska Air Group
1932
Safeco
1923
Perkins Coie
1912
Davis Wright Tremaine
1908
Foster Pepper
1904
Nordstrom
1901
Washington Mutual
1889
Preston Gates & Ellis
1883
Holland America Line
1873
Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle
 

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Oleta Adams
Singer
4-May-1962   Get Here (If You Can)
Birdman of Alcatraz
Criminal
28-Jan-1890 22-Nov-1963 Subject of Burt Lancaster movie
Paul Allen
Business
21-Jan-1953   Co-Founder of Microsoft
Bob Bartlett
Politician
20-Apr-1904 11-Dec-1968 US Senator from Alaska, 1959-68
Mario Batali
Chef
9-Sep-1960   TV chef
Glenn Beck
TV Personality
10-Feb-1964   Conservative TV and talk radio host
Robert R. Beezer
Judge
21-Jul-1928 30-Mar-2012 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1984-96
Josie Bissett
Actor
5-Oct-1970   Jane Andrews Mancini on Melrose Place
William Bolcom
Composer
26-May-1938   Songs of Innocence and of Experience
Arthur C. Brooks
Author
21-May-1964   Gross National Happiness
Linda B. Buck
Biologist
29-Jan-1947   Odorant receptors and olfactory organization
Chester Carlson
Inventor
8-Feb-1906 19-Sep-1968 Invented Xerography
Kyle Cease
Comic
19-Sep-1977   One Dimple
Carol Channing
Singer
31-Jan-1921   All-Singing All-Dancing
Erika Christensen
Actor
19-Aug-1982   Caroline in Traffic
Judy Collins
Singer/Songwriter
1-May-1939   Folk singer
Chris Cornell
Musician
20-Jul-1964   Soundgarden frontman
Fred Couples
Golf
3-Oct-1959   Winner, 1992 Masters Tournament
Constance Cummings
Actor
15-May-1910 23-Nov-2005 Blithe Spirit
Cathryn Damon
Actor
11-Sep-1930 4-May-1987 Mary Campbell on Soap
Gail Devers
Track and Field
19-Nov-1966   Olympic runner
Jennifer Dunn
Politician
29-Jul-1941 5-Sep-2007 Congresswoman from Washington, 1993-2005
Robert L. Eastaugh
Judge
1943   Justice, Alaska Supreme Court
Daniel J. Evans
Politician
16-Oct-1925   Governor of Washington, 1965-77
John H. Eyler, Jr.
Business
1948   CEO of Toys R Us, 2000-06
Frances Farmer
Actor
19-Sep-1913 1-Aug-1970 Hollywood actress, institutionalized
wiL Francis
Singer
8-Jan-1982   Lead singer of Aiden
Kenny G
Jazz Musician
5-Jun-1956   Easy-Listening Saxophonist
Bill Gates
Business
28-Oct-1955   Co-Founder of Microsoft
Mary Maxwell Gates
Business
5-Jul-1929 9-Jun-1994 Mother of Bill Gates
Stone Gossard
Musician
20-Jul-1966   Pearl Jam
Joshua Green III
Business
1936   Joshua Green Corporation
Meg Greenfield
Journalist
27-Dec-1930 13-May-1999 The Washington Post
Gerald Grinstein
Business
c. 1932   CEO of Delta Air Lines, 2004-07
Ed Guthman
Journalist
11-Aug-1919 31-Aug-2008 Nixon enemy, Pulitzer Prize winner
Melissa Harris-Perry
Author
2-Oct-1973   Barbershops, Bibles, and BET
Jimi Hendrix
Guitarist
27-Nov-1942 18-Sep-1970 Purple Haze
Steven Hill
Actor
24-Feb-1922   Adam Schiff on Law & Order
Roderick M. Hills
Politician
9-Mar-1931   SEC Chairman, 1975-77
Steven Hoefflin
Doctor
7-Feb-1946   Michael Jackson's former plastic surgeon
Josephine Hutchinson
Actor
12-Oct-1903 4-Jun-1998 North by Northwest
Jay Inslee
Politician
9-Feb-1951   Governor of Washington
James M. Johnson
Judge
c. 1946   Justice, Washington Supreme Court
L. Craig Johnstone
Diplomat
1-Sep-1942   US Ambassador to Algeria, 1985-88
Bianca Kajlich
Actor
26-Mar-1977   Rules of Engagement
Richard Karn
Actor
17-Feb-1956   Al Borland on Home Improvement
William T. Kerr
Business
17-Apr-1941   CEO of Meredith Corporation, 1997-2006
Hank Ketcham
Cartoonist
14-Mar-1920 1-Jun-2001 Dennis the Menace
Gary Kildall
Business
19-May-1942 11-Jul-1994 Founder of Digital Research, Inc.
Sean Kinney
Drummer
27-May-1966   Drummer for Alice In Chains
Robert P. Kraft
Astronomer
16-Jun-1927   Lick Observatory
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey
Doctor
1954   Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Edwin M. Lee
Government
5-May-1952   Mayor of San Francisco
Gypsy Rose Lee
Dancer
9-Feb-1911 26-Apr-1970 Terpsichorean ecdysiast
Arthur D. Levinson
Business
31-Mar-1950   CEO of Genentech
Gary Locke
Politician
21-Jan-1950   US Ambassador to China
Macklemore
Rapper
19-Jun-1983   Thrift Shop
Albert S. Macmillan, Jr.
Business
c. 1944   Triaxia Partners
Blu Mankuma
Actor
5-Jul-1948   Capt. Joe Reese on Forever Knight
Kerwin Mathews
Actor
8-Jan-1926 5-Jul-2007 The 7th Voyage of Sinbad
Kevin McCarthy
Actor
15-Feb-1914 11-Sep-2010 Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Mary McCarthy
Author
21-Jun-1912 25-Oct-1989 The Group
Robert McClintock
Diplomat
30-Aug-1909 1976 US Ambassador to Venezuela, 1970-75
Duff McKagan
Bassist
5-Feb-1964   Ex-Bassist for Guns N' Roses
Keith H. Miller
Politician
1-Mar-1925   Governor of Alaska, 1969-70
Brian Stokes Mitchell
Actor
31-Oct-1957   Jackpot Johnson on Trapper John, MD
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Actor
22-Apr-1966   Supernatural
Frank Murkowski
Politician
28-Mar-1933   Governor of Alaska, 2002-06
Nathan Myhrvold
Business
3-Aug-1959   CTO of Microsoft, 1996-2000
Gene Nelson
Actor
24-Mar-1920 16-Sep-1996 Oklahoma!
Stacie Orrico
Singer
3-Mar-1986   Christian pop/R&B singer
Megyn Price
Actor
24-Mar-1971   Grounded for Life
Anthony Quainton
Diplomat
4-Apr-1934   US Ambassador to Peru, 1989-92
Franklin Raines
Government
14-Jan-1949   CEO of Fannie Mae, 1999-2004
Ann Reinking
Dancer
10-Nov-1949   Broadway dancer
Gregg Rolie
Musician
17-Jun-1947   Co-Founder of Santana and Journey
Brandon Roy
Basketball
23-Jul-1984   Minnesota Timberwolves guard
Patrick Sammon
Activist
1974   President, Log Cabin Republicans
Ron Santo
Baseball
25-Feb-1940 2-Dec-2010 Third baseman, Chicago Cubs
Diane Schuur
Musician
1953   The New First Lady of Jazz
Sir Mix-A-Lot
Rapper
12-Aug-1963   Seriously, he likes big butts
Grady Sizemore
Baseball
2-Aug-1982   Centerfield, Cleveland Indians
Jean Smart
Actor
13-Sep-1959   Charlene on Designing Women
Jeff Smith
Chef
22-Jan-1939 7-Jul-2004 Former TV chef, alleged child molester
John Spellman
Politician
29-Dec-1926   Governor of Washington, 1981-85
Ryan Stiles
Actor
22-Apr-1959   Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Arthur R. Thompson
Activist
1938   CEO, John Birch Society
Jennifer Warnes
Singer/Songwriter
3-Mar-1947   The Time of My Life
Jon Whitmore
Educator
22-Mar-1945   President, San Jose State University
Rainn Wilson
Actor
20-Jan-1966   Dwight on The Office
Lynn Woolsey
Politician
3-Nov-1937   Congresswoman, California 6th
Donald Yamamoto
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to Ethiopia
Constance Zimmer
Actor
11-Oct-1970   Claire Simms on Boston Legal

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Lloyd Anderson
Business
4-Aug-1902 13-Sep-2000 Founder of REI
Richard A. Ballinger
Government
9-Jul-1858 6-Jun-1922 US Interior Secretary, 1909-11
Charles Montgomery Barnes
Business
8-Sep-1833 19-May-1907 Founder of Barnes & Noble
Robert R. Beezer
Judge
21-Jul-1928 30-Mar-2012 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1984-96
William Boeing
Business
1-Oct-1881 28-Sep-1956 Founder of Boeing, United Airlines
Walter H. Brattain
Physicist
10-Feb-1902 13-Oct-1987 Co-Inventor of the transistor
Kurt Cobain
Musician
20-Feb-1967 5-Apr-1994 Lead singer of Nirvana
Michael Dibdin
Novelist
21-Mar-1947 30-Mar-2007 Aurelio Zen novels
Turk Edwards
Football
28-Sep-1907 12-Jan-1973 NFL Hall of Fame Tackle
Robert F. Furchgott
Scientist
4-Jun-1916 19-May-2009 Nitric oxide as a cardiovascular signal
Mary Maxwell Gates
Business
5-Jul-1929 9-Jun-1994 Mother of Bill Gates
Alex Haley
Novelist
11-Aug-1921 10-Feb-1992 Roots
Lyman Knapp
Politician
5-Nov-1837 9-Oct-1904 Territorial Governor of Alaska, 1889-93
Edwin G. Krebs
Scientist
6-Jun-1918 21-Dec-2009 Protein phosphorylation
Alma Kruger
Actor
13-Sep-1871 5-Apr-1960 Molly Byrd, Dr. Kildare's head nurse
Arthur B. Langlie
Politician
25-Jul-1900 24-Jul-1966 Twice Governor of Washington
Denise Levertov
Poet
24-Oct-1923 20-Dec-1997 With Eyes at the Back of Our Heads
Warren G. Magnuson
Politician
12-Apr-1905 20-May-1989 US Senator from Washington
Thomas E. Martin
Politician
18-Jan-1893 27-Jun-1971 US Senator from Iowa, 1955-61
Hugh B. Mitchell
Politician
22-Mar-1907 10-Jun-1996 Congressman from Washington, 1949-53
John W. Nordstrom
Business
15-Feb-1871 1-Oct-1963 Founder of Nordstrom
Kristen Pfaff
Bassist
26-May-1967 16-Jun-1994 Bassist for Hole and Janitor Joe
Peg Phillips
Actor
20-Sep-1918 7-Nov-2002 Ruth-Anne Miller on Northern Exposure
William Pigott
Business
27-Jun-1860 19-Jul-1929 Pacific Car & Foundry
Albert Rosellini
Politician
21-Jan-1910 10-Oct-2011 Governor of Washington, 1957-65
Amos Rusie
Baseball
30-May-1871 6-Dec-1942 The Hoosier Thunderbolt
Carl Sagan
Astronomer
9-Nov-1934 20-Dec-1996 Popular astronomer, host of Cosmos
Don W. Samuelson
Politician
27-Jul-1913 20-Jan-2000 Governor of Idaho, 1967-71
Layne Staley
Musician
22-Aug-1967 14-Apr-2002 Frontman for Alice In Chains
John F. A. Strong
Politician
15-Oct-1856 27-Jul-1929 Territorial Governor of Alaska, 1913-18
E. Donnall Thomas
Scientist
15-Mar-1920 20-Oct-2012 Bone marrow transplants
Randy Warmer
Musician
30-Mar-1955 12-Jan-2004 Just When I Needed You Most
James E. West
Politician
28-Mar-1951 22-Jul-2006 Former Mayor of Spokane
August Wilson
Playwright
27-Apr-1945 2-Oct-2005 The Piano Lesson
Marion A. Zioncheck
Politician
5-Dec-1901 7-Aug-1936 Congressman, committed suicide



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