• On April 28, 1789, the HMS Bounty is seized in a mutiny led by Fletcher Christian, the master’s mate. Captain William Bligh and 18 of his loyal supporters were set adrift in a small, open boat. Bligh and his men reached the East Indies in June after a voyage of some 3,600 miles.
I actually received not one but two phone calls from people upset that we took an ad from Dr. Ken Hutcherson condemning the Day of Silence. Nobody has called to complain about taking an ad in support of the Day of Silence. But what this illustrates is varying levels of acceptability. Some are for censorship when their view conflicts with that of others.
• On April 7, 1776, Navy Captain John Barry, commander of the American warship Lexington, makes the first American naval capture of a British vessel when he takes command of the British warship HMS Edward off the coast of Virginia.
We started a new feature in the Valley Record called “Citizen of the Week,” co-sponsored by Replicator Graphics. This is an effort to recognize those individuals who give their time, money, wisdom, etc, to various causes in the Valley. Maybe they volunteer at the senior center or on a city commission. Maybe they mentor a high school student or take care of a grandparent. Too many times, small acts of kindness or extra effort don’t get recognized. This is your chance to share a special person with the rest of the Valley.
Many thanks for your article, “Wanted: 600 signatures for park district,” published in the Feb. 20 edition of the Valley Record. The article was informative, factual and timely for the Fall City community.
• On March 30, 1820, Anna Sewell, author of “Black Beauty,” is born in Norfolk, England. “Black Beauty,” first published in 1877, was the first significant children’s story in the English language to focus on animal characters and was was made into a movie at least three times.
The King County Council’s comprehensive plan committee held a meeting last week at Snoqualmie Middle School to take input from the public on several proposals. The change proposed for Snoqualmie Valley is for the site planned for a new Snoqualmie Valley Hospital. The change, proposed by King County Executive Ron Sims, says that for every one acre of land added to an Urban Growth Area, four acres must be dedicated to King County as open space.