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On this date: The first memorable 48 in franchise history
To celebrate this now annual occasion, we merge the galaxies of Star Wars with our newest stars, the 2016 Seahawks draft class. And as you'll disover, the parallels between our two universes go far far beyond simple nameplay. Happy Star Wars Day and May the 4th be with you! View
A look at a couple of memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on June 17:
1997: Washington state voters pass Referendum 48 that approves funds for a new stadium for the Seahawks, a move necessary for Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen to complete his purchase of the franchise from Ken Behring. The Referendum got 51.1 percent of the votes (820,354) statewide, including 56.4 percent (275,358) in King County. In February, the Seahawks won Super Bowl XLVIII.