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1983 – Thirteen people die and one is seriously injured in the Wah Mee massacre in Seattle

18 February

The Wah Mee massacre was a gang-related multiple homicide that occurred on this day in  1983, in which Kwan Fai “Willie” Mak, Wai-Chiu “Tony” Ng, and Benjamin Ng gunned down fourteen people in the Wah Mee gambling club in Seattle. Thirteen of their victims lost their lives, but one survived to testify against the three in the high-profile trial. It remains the deadliest mass murder in Washington state history. Continue reading “1983 – Thirteen people die and one is seriously injured in the Wah Mee massacre in Seattle”

1847 – Whitman massacre

29 November

The Whitman massacre was the murder of Oregon missionaries Marcus Whitman and his wife Narcissa, along with eleven others, on this day in 1847. They were killed by a party of Cayuse Native Americans who accused him of having poisoned 200 Cayuse in his medical care. The incident began the Cayuse War. Continue reading “1847 – Whitman massacre”

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