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Montana - Notable Historical Events

George Armstrong CusterAug 4, 1873

Crazy HorseJan 8, 1877

Butch CassidyJul 2, 1901

Hank Williams JrAug 8, 1975

Joe MontanaJan 10, 1982

Dan MarinoAug 20, 1991

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Montana - Historical Events
Date Event
1864-05-26

Territory of Montana formed

1864-07-14

Gold is discovered in Helena, Montana

1864-10-30

Helena, Montana's capital, founded

1867-06-15

Atlantic Cable Quartz Lode gold mine located in Montana.

1870-01-23

173 Blackfoot (140 women & children) killed in Montana by US Army

1873-08-04

Indian Wars: whilst protecting a railroad survey party in Montana, the United States 7th Cavalry, under Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer, clashes for the first time with the Sioux (near the Tongue River; only one man on each side is killed).

1874-05-12

US Assay Office in Helena, Montana, authorized

1877-01-08

Crazy Horse and his warriors fight their last battle with the United States Cavalry at Wolf Mountain (Montana Territory).

1877-01-15

US Assay Office in Helena, Montana opens

1887-01-28

In a snowstorm at Fort Keogh, Montana, the world's largest snowflakes are reported, being 15 inches (38 cm) wide and 8 inches (20 cm) thick.

1889-02-22

US President Cleveland signs bill to admit Dakotas, Montana & Washington state to the union

1889-11-08

Montana admitted as 41st state of the Union

1899-02-11

-61°F, Montana (record low temperature)

1901-07-02

Butch Cassidy & Sundance Kid rob train of $40,000 at Wagner, Montana

1910-05-11

Montana's Glacier National Park forms

1921-06-20

11.5" (29.2 cm) of rainfall, Circle, Montana (state record)

1923-03-05

Montana & Nevada become 1st states to enact old age pension laws

1924-11-01

Forest Peters of Montana State U hits 17 of 22 attempted field goals

1937-07-05

117°F (47°C), Medicine Lake, Montana (state record)

1938-06-19

"Olympian Flyer" express train crashes in Montana, killing 47

1943-02-27

The Smith Mine #3 in Bearcreek, Montana, explodes, killing 74 men.

1954-01-20

-70°F (-57°C), Rogers Pass, Montana (US 48 state record)

1959-07-17

River Canyon extending man-made Lake Hebgen by 5 miles. (Montana)

1975-08-08

Hank Williams Jr. falls off the side of Ajax Peak in Montana

1982-01-10

"The Catch" - iconic moment in NFL history - Dwight Clark makes a fingertip catch for a touchdown from Joe Montana with 58 seconds left (SF 49ers win the game and go on to win the Super Bowl)

1982-01-24

Super Bowl XVI: SF 49ers beat Cin Bengals, 26-21 in Pontiac Michigan, MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB

1984-04-27

Over 70 inches of snow falls on Red Lake Montana

1984-09-23

SF 49er Joe Montana misses his 1st start in 49 games

1985-01-20

Super Bowl XIX: SF 49ers beat Miami Dolphins, 38-16 in Stanford Super Bowl MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB

1987-11-29

Joe Montana of 49ers completes NFL record 22 consecutive passes

1990-01-28

Super Bowl XXIV: SF 49ers beat Denver Broncos, 55-10 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB

1990-10-14

SF 49er Joe Montana passes for 6 touchdowns vs Atlanta (45-35)

1991-08-20

Dolphin Dan Marino surpasses Joe Montana as the highest paid NFL player with a 5-year extension for $25 million

1992-12-01

2 C-141B Starlifters collide in Montana & crash, 13 die

1995-04-18

Quarterback Joe Montana announces his retirement from football

1996-06-13

Freeman in Montana give up to FBI after 81 days

1996-06-13

The Montana Freemen surrender after an 81-day standoff with FBI agents.

1997-12-15

SF 49ers retire Joe Montana's #16

2017-05-26

Greg Gianforte wins Montana special election a day after being charged with assault

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Montana - Notable Birthdays

Jeannette RankinJun 11, 1880

Phil JacksonSep 17, 1945

Joe MontanaJun 11, 1956

Michelle WilliamsSep 9, 1980

Miley CyrusNov 23, 1992

Montana - Birthdays
Date Event
1880-06-11

Jeannette Rankin, 1st woman elected to US Congress (Rep-Montana)

1887-03-07

Pansy Perry, The Girl from Montana

1887-05-16

Bull Montana, Vogliera Italy, actor (Brass Buttons, Victory)

1887-05-16

Bull Montana, The Lost World

1890-01-11

Monte Blue, Indianapolis IN, silent film actor (Montana, Oh Boy)

1901-05-07

Gary Cooper, Montana, actor (2 Acad Awards-Sgt York, High Noon)

1908-10-30

Patsy Montana, Lone Star

1910-06-21

Montie Montana, The Circle of Death

1914-10-30

Patsy Montana Ruby Blevins, singer

1915-02-22

Jesse Ashlock, Montana Plains

1916-08-31

Louise Montana, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

1917-08-23

Fred Brauer, Red Skies of Montana

1917-12-16

Andy Shuford, The Montana Kid

1919-08-30

Maurice R. Hilleman, Miles City Montana, American Microbiologist who developed over 36 vaccines including measles, mumps, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, chickenpox, meningitis, pneumonia

1920-10-23

Bob Montana, Archie's Funhouse

1924-11-27

Montana Smoyer, Very Good Friends

1926-01-21

Steve Reeves, Glasgow Montana, actor (Hercules, Hercules Unchained)

1926-03-13

Lenny Montana, The Godfather

1926-08-14

Alice Ghostley, Eve Montana, actress (Bewitched, Designing Women)

1928-02-12

Vince Montana, The Big Tease

1937-10-30

Pat Williams, (Rep-D-Montana, 1979- )

1945-09-17

Phil Jackson, Deer Lodge Montana, American basketball player and coach (Knicks/Bulls/Lakers)

1946-01-20

David Lynch, Missoula Montana, actor/director (Dune, Eraserhead)

1948-03-30

Justin Deas, Penn, actor (Dream Lover, Montana, Intimate Strangers)

1949-06-29

Claude Montana, Ready to Wear

1951-10-21

Heidi Helen Davis, Montana

1955-09-04

Brian Schweitzer, American politician, governor of Montana

1956-06-11

Joe Montana, New Eagle Pennsylvania, NFL quarterback (San Francisco 49ers)

1956-06-11

Joe Montana, Joe Montana and Tom Mitchell: The Winning Spirit

1958-07-07

Jennifer Montana, Episode #3.1

1959-05-06

Scott Hood, Seattle Wash, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 Montana Open-2nd)

1959-09-28

Billy Montana, Country/Western performer (No Yesterday, Angelia)

1960-10-28

Tony Montana, Uninhibited

1961-08-25

Billy Ray Cyrus, Hannah Montana: The Movie

1962-02-08

Laura Mary Clarke, Hannah Montana: The Movie

1962-02-28

Michael Finfrock, Montana

1963-08-02

Jeff Bloom, Seattle Wash, Canadian Tour golfer (1988 Montana Open)

1964-05-06

Mike Grob, Billings Montana, Canadian Tour golfer (1988 Manitoba-3rd)

1965-03-04

Stacy Edwards, Glasgow, Montana, actress (Santa Barbara)

1966-01-16

Anthony Washington, Glasgow Montana, discus thrower (Olympics-4th-96)

1967-01-03

Montana Gunn, Tampa Tushy Fest

1968-05-28

Johnny Montana, Thief of Love

1969-02-22

Leslie Spalding, Billings MT, golfer (Montana Women's Amat-90, 91)

1970-04-08

Montana, More Dirty Debutantes 23

1970-07-10

Gary LeVox, Hannah Montana: The Movie

1970-10-24

Todd Riech, Polson Montana, javelin thrower

1971-04-26

Jay DeMarcus, Hannah Montana: The Movie

1971-10-18

Karen J McNenny, Missoula Montana, Miss Montana-America (1991)

1972-01-06

Denis Montana, CFL receiver (Montreal Alouettes, Toronto Argonauts)

1972-02-22

Christin Didier, Miss USA-Montana (1997)

1972-07-11

Patrick Borowiak, Hannah Montana: The Movie

1972-09-15

Amanda Lynn Granrud, Great Falls Montana, Miss America-Montana (1996)

1973-10-30

Cate Montana, Limitless

1974-01-15

Aubrey Jo Hiller, Missoula Montana, Miss America-Montana (1997)

1974-06-11

Tanya Pogatchnik, Miss Montana USA (1996)

1974-9-22

Celeste Dye, Hannah Montana: The Movie

1975-02-09

Marcel Chagnon, Hannah Montana: The Movie

1975-04-13

Montana McGlynn, Real World

1975-9-13

JoeDon Rooney, Hannah Montana: The Movie

1976-9-19

Jayson Crittenden, Hell Comes to Montana

1977-10-05

Andy Kugler, Hannah Montana: The Movie

1977-12-01

Tim Aucoin, Montana Sky

1978-04-13

Grace Murray Tubbs, Miss Montana Teen USA (1996)

1978-10-15

Nikki Montana, Il mondo perverso delle miss

1979-01-17

Martin Montana, Hachi: A Dog's Tale

1979-10-14

Coty Strickler, Miss Montana Teen USA (1997)

1980-09-09

Michelle Williams, Kalispell, Montana, actress (Dawson's Creek)

1981-9-16

Alexander Edward Geis, Johnny Montana

1983-11-21

Jeff Lederhaus, Montana Amazon

1985-9-09

Tyler Goeckner-Zoeller, Hannah Montana: The Movie

1986-05-14

Karlie Montana, Lolita from Interstellar Space

1987-10-30

Steve Rushton, Hannah Montana: The Movie

1987-12-15

Mandy Jiroux, Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert

1989-08-01

Cody Montana Spence, Static

1991-9-07

Montana Fishburne, Montana Fishburne

1992-03-10

Emily Osment, Hannah Montana: The Movie

1992-11-23

Miley Cyrus, Nashville, Tennessee, actress and singer (Hannah Montana, The Climb)

2001-01-13

Emily Grace Reaves, Hannah Montana: The Movie

Montana - Notable Weddings

Joe MontanaJul 1, 1981

Hank Williams JrJul 1, 1990

David LettermanMar 19, 2009

Montana - Weddings
Date Event
1981-07-01

NFL quarterback Joe Montana (25) weds second wife Cathleen Castillo

1985-02-24

NFL quarterback Joe Montana (28) weds actress and model Jennifer Wallace

1990-07-01

Country singer-songwriter Hank Williams Jr (41) weds model Mary Jane Thomas at a Congregational church near his ranch in Missoula, Montana

1993-07-25

Designer Claude Montana (44) weds his model Wallis Franken (44)

2004-07-04

Actor Dennis Quaid (50) weds real estate agent Kimberly Buffington (32) at his 500-acre Montana ranch in Paradise Valley, Montana

2008-07-26

Actress Jennifer Siebel (34) weds San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom (40) at her parents horse ranch in Stevensville, Montana

2009-03-19

Talk show host David Letterman (61) weds longtime girlfriend Regina Lasko (48) at a civil ceremony in Choteau, Montana

2013-08-31

"Blue Crush" actress Kate Bosworth (30) weds director Michael Polish (42) in Philipsburg, Montana

Montana - Deaths
Date Event
1950-01-24

Bull Montana, actor (Son of Sheik), dies at 62

1950-01-24

Bull Montana, The Lost World

1952-03-15

Pansy Perry, The Girl from Montana

1961-03-23

James Edward Murray, (Sen-D-Montana) (1935-61), dies

1976-08-09

Jesse Ashlock, Montana Plains

1992-05-12

Lenny Montana, American actor (b. 1926)

1992-05-12

Lenny Montana, The Godfather

1995-05-19

Andy Shuford, The Montana Kid

1995-11-08

Country Dan Dick Montana McLain, singer, dies at 40

1996-05-03

Patsy Montana, Lone Star

1998-05-20

Montie Montana, The Circle of Death

2004-12-16

Montana Smoyer, Very Good Friends

2005-08-14

Louise Montana, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

2007-06-25

Fred Brauer, Red Skies of Montana

2011-12-15

Heidi Helen Davis, Montana

2013-04-13

Vince Montana, The Big Tease


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