Aug. 1, 1976: The Seahawks play their first game, and lose to the 49ers 27-20 in the preseason opener as QB Jim Zorn is tackled at the 2-yard line as time expired.
Aug. 3, 1991: Jim Zorn, the team’s original quarterback, becomes the second player inducted into the team’s Ring of Honor.
Aug. 3, 2001: Trent Dilfer, who had led the Ravens to a Super Bowl victory in January, signs to a one-year contact to serve as the backup to QB Matt Hasselbeck.
Aug. 3, 2002: The team christens its new home field – then Seahawks Stadium – with an intra-squad scrimmage.
Aug. 4, 2008: The first wave of employees move into the Virginia Mason Athletic Center, the team’s new headquarters on the shores of Lake Washington in Renton.
Aug. 10, 2002: The Seahawks play their first game in their new stadium, losing 28-10 to the Colts in a preseason matchup.
Aug. 12, 1995: Steve Largent’s No. 80 is officially retired after the team’s all-time leading receiver was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Aug. 12, 2005: The Seahawks beat the Saints in a preseason game in New Orleans, two weeks before Hurricane Katrina devastated the city.
Aug. 13, 1994: The Seahawks play their first home game outdoors at the University of Washington’s Husky Stadium, beating the Buccaneers 29-6, because the Kingdome was closed for repairs after ceiling tiles fell in July.
Aug. 18, 2008: The team practices at Virginia Mason Athletic Center for the first time.
Aug. 19, 1997: Football Northwest is approved as the new owners of the Seahawks.
Aug. 22, 1992: Cornerback Dave Brown becomes the third player inducted into the team’s Ring of Honor.
Aug. 23, 1975: Season-ticket sales for the Seahawks’ inaugural season in 1976 close – after less than a month – because the target of 59,000 is reached.
Aug. 29, 1976: The Seahawks win their first game, 17-16 over the Chargers, as tight end Ron Howard catches a 3-yard TD pass from Jim Zorn with 13 seconds left in the preseason matchup.
Aug. 30, 1988: Ken Behring and minority partner Ken Hofmann complete their purchase of the team.
Aug. 30, 1999: Fritz Shurmur dies of liver cancer before ever coaching a game as the Seahawks defensive coordinator.
Aug. 31, 1997: The Seahawks drop their regular-season opener to the Jets, 41-3, and QB John Friesz breaks his right thumb – an injured that will sideline him for nine weeks.
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