The University of Washington, founded in 1861, is a public research university in Seattle, Washington. Also known as Washington and locally as The U or UW (usually pronounced "U-Dub"), it is the largest university in the Northwestern United States and the oldest public university on the West Coast. The UW maintains three locations, with its flagship campus in Seattle's University District and branch campuses in Tacoma and Bothell. Its operating budget for fiscal year 2005 was $3.1 billion. The university is known as a Public Ivy, an American term for state-funded institutions of higher learning that "provide[s] an Ivy League collegiate experience at a public school price." Read More...
Anthony Ray (born August 12, 1963), known as Sir Mix-a-Lot, is a Grammy Award-winning rapper and producer, originally from Seattle, Washington, U.S..
Sir Mix-a-Lot worked together with Miami bass icon DJ Magic Mike, Mudhoney, Metal Church (on a cover of Black Sabbath's "Iron Man"). He worked with an artist known as Kid Sensation (now known as Xola) for several tracks including 2 of his most popular songs, "Buttermilk Biscuits" (1988), and "Square Dance Rap" (1988). He first was signed by Nastymix Records, then left, established Rhyme Cartel Records and was signed by American Recordings.
Sir Mix-a-Lot's first break came in 1986 when a demo tape of "Square Dance Rap" started getting airplay on UK radio. Its popularity lead to its release as a single on the UK Streetwave label and Sir Mix-a-Lot's inclusion in the line-up in the UK Fresh concert at Wembley Arena later that year alongside many of hip hop's leading artists at the time. Read More...
... that there is a List of companies based in Seattle , so you can see what Seattle has brought to the map?!
... that during the Great Depression, the New Order of Cincinnatus, accused by its opponents of fascist tendencies, successfully placed three candidates on the Seattle City Council?
... that during the Great Depression, violence in Seattle's Smith Cove between longshoremen, strikebreakers and police ultimately resulted in the loss of much of the city's maritime traffic to the Port of Los Angeles?
... that Bertha Knight Landes (October 19, 1868 - November 29, 1943), mayor of Seattle, was the first female mayor of a major American city?
... that Henry A. Smith became the dominant landowner in what is now Interbay, Seattle, Washington by buying when so many others were selling during an 1855–56 Indian War?
... that the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge (better known as the 520 bridge by locals), is the longest floating bridge in the world at 7,578 feet (2,310 meters), and carries over 40,000 more cars per day than it was designed for?
... that the Kalakala, a Washington State Ferry from 1935 until 1967 that was notable for her unique streamlined superstructure, art deco styling, and luxurious amenities, was used as a factory seafood processing ship after her retirement?