Famous People Who Have Lived in Seattle:
Brendan Fraser, Kyle MacLachlan, Bruce Lee, Rainn Wilson, Ryan Stiles, Joel McHale,
Bill Nye, Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love, Eddie Veder, Jimmy Hendrix, Kenny Loggins,
Nancy and Ann Wilson, Quincy Jones, Sir Mix-a-Lot, Peter Buck, David Grohl, Dave
Matthews, Ray Charles, and Bill Gates
Seattle History – Important Notes:
The first Starbucks coffee house was founded in Seattle.
In the 1890's Seattle's economy was boosted by the arrival of miners who had struck
it rich during Canada's Klondike Gold Rush.
Seattle almost doubled in size between 1905 and 1910 after the city annexed several
During the 1900's, the Boeing Company was a major employer in Seattle. By 2001 the
company relocated its corporate headquarters to Chicago.
In 1979 Microsoft, Inc. relocated to Seattle. The company's massive success led
to a financial boom and many technological-based businesses opening up in the area.