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Oregon - Notable Historical Events

James CookMar 7, 1778

FDRSep 28, 1937

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Oregon - Historical Events
Date Event
1778-03-07

Capt James Cook 1st sights Oregon coast, at Yaquina Bay

1792-10-29

Mount Hood (Oregon) is named after the British naval officer Alexander Arthur Hood by Lt. William E. Broughton who spotted the mountain near the mouth of the Willamette River.

1806-01-08

Lewis & Clark find skeleton of 105' blue whale in Oregon

1810-06-23

John Jacob Astor organizes Pacific Fur Co (Astoria, Oregon)

1813-10-23

The Pacific Fur Company trading post in Astoria, Oregon is turned over to the rival British North West Company (the fur trade in the Pacific Northwest was dominated for the next three decades by the United Kingdom).

1818-10-20

US & Britain agree to joint control of Oregon country

1819-02-22

Spain renounces claims to Oregon Country, Florida (Adams-Onís Treaty)

1834-07-05

Provisional government forms in Oregon Country

1843-02-02

US & British settlers in Oregon Country choose government committee

1843-05-22

1st wagon train, 1000+ depart Independence Missouri for Oregon

1843-07-05

Committee of 9 appointed to establish civil government in Oregon Country

1845-06-12

George Abernethy becomes 1st governor of Oregon Country

1846-01-05

The United States House of Representatives votes to stop sharing the Oregon Territory with the United Kingdom.

1846-02-05

"Oregon Spectator" is 1st newspaper to be published on the West Coast

1846-06-15

Oregon Treaty signed, setting US-British boundary at 49°N

1846-08-05

Oregon territory divided between US & Britain at 49th parallel

1848-08-14

Oregon Territory created

1850-07-25

Gold discovered in Oregon (Rogue River)

1853-03-02

Territory of Washington organized after separating from Oregon Ter

1859-02-14

Oregon admitted as 33rd state of the Union

1859-06-15

Pig War: Ambiguity in the Oregon Treaty leads to the "Northwestern Boundary Dispute" between U.S. and British/Canadian settlers.

1880-01-09

The Great Gale of 1880 devastates parts of Oregon and Washington with high wind and heavy snow.

1887-02-21

Oregon becomes 1st US state to make Labor Day a holiday

1902-06-02

2nd statewide initiative & referendum law adopted, in Oregon

1905-06-01

Lewis & Clark Centennial Exposition opens in Portland, Oregon

1908-02-24

In 'Muller v Oregon', the US Supreme Court favors an Oregon law limiting maximum hours a woman may work and denies that it curtails 'liberty of contract'

1913-02-17

1st minimum wage law in US takes effect (Oregon)

1915-12-21

10.17" (25.83 cm) of rainfall, Glenora, Oregon (state record)

1919-02-25

Oregon is 1st state to tax gasoline (1 cent per gallon)

1921-01-29

Hurricane hits Washington & Oregon

1924-05-16

108°F (42°C) in Blitzen Oregon

1929-08-08

Salem Oregon airport dedicated

1933-02-10

-54°F (-48°C), Seneca, Oregon (state record)

1933-09-14

2 billion board feet of lumber destroyed in Tillamook Oregon fire

1937-09-28

FDR dedicates Bonneville Dam on Columbia River (Oregon)

1938-08-10

119°F (48°C), Pendleton, Oregon (state record)

1939-03-27

1st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: U of Oregon beats OH State 46-33

1942-01-01

Rose Bowl football match played in North Carolina due to Japanese threat - Oregon State 20, Duke University 16

1942-06-22

Japanese submarine in mouth of Columbia River, Oregon

1942-09-09

1st bombing on continental US soil at Mount Emily, Oregon during WWII by Japanese planes

1947-11-02

7th Ryder Cup: US wins 11-1 at Portland Golf Club (Portland, Oregon, US)

1948-05-30

A dike along the flooding Columbia River breaks, obliterating Vanport, Oregon within minutes. Fifteen people die and tens of thousands are left homeless.

1961-09-30

Bill for Boston Tea Party is paid by Mayor Snyder of Oregon who wrote a check for $196, the total cost of all tea lost

1962-12-27

28th Heisman Trophy Award: Terry Baker, Oregon State (QB)

1963-03-22

Oregon State's Terry Baker becomes 1st & only Heisman Trophy winner

1966-10-01

West Coast Airlines Flight 956 crashes with eighteen fatal injuries and no survivors 5.5 miles south of Wemme, Oregon. This accident marks the first loss of a DC-9.

1968-05-28

Senator Eugene McCarthy wins Democrate primary in Oregon

1968-11-03

Bob Packwood is elected senator of Oregon

1974-01-16

L A Landslide kills 9, Canyonville, Oregon

1979-01-18

Peter Jenkins finishes "A Walk Across America," Florence Oregon

1988-07-25

Mindy Duncan, 16, of Oregon, crowned 6th Miss Teen USA

1988-08-01

Deep Rover 1-man research submarine unveiled at Crater Lake, Oregon

1989-12-27

Oregon begins taking bids on NBA games

1990-04-01

It becomes illegal in Salem Oregon to be within 2 feet of nude dancers

1990-06-04

Dr Jack Kevorkian assisted an Oregon woman to commit suicide, beginning a national debate over the right to die

1990-07-16

Bridgette LeAnn Wilson, 17, of Oregon, 8th crowned Miss Teen USA

1992-06-16

Colo Rockies 1st minor league team's (Bend Oregon in Class A) game

1992-11-21

Oregon Sen Bob Packwood issues apology for unwelcome sexual advances

1999-02-04

MV New Carissa runs aground near Coos Bay, Oregon.

2005-04-14

The U.S. Oregon Supreme Court nullifies marriage licenses issued to gay couples a year earlier by Multnomah County.

2007-12-02

96th Davis Cup: USA beats Russia in Oregon (4-1)

2012-12-30

9 people are killed and 26 are injured in a tour bus crash off interstate 84, Oregon, US

2016-01-03

Armed protesters take over federal wildlife refuge in Oregon

2016-01-04

Armed protesters refuse to leave federal building in Oregon

2016-01-26

Oregon protest leader Ammon Bundy, others arrested; 1 killed

2016-03-13

Selection Sunday 2016: Kansas, North Carolina, Virginia and Oregon Are Top Seeds

2016-10-28

Bundy Brothers Acquitted in Takeover of Oregon Wildlife Refuge

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Oregon - Notable Birthdays

Linus PaulingFeb 28, 1901

River PhoenixAug 23, 1970

Oregon - Birthdays
Date Event
1784-10-19

John McLoughlin, Hudson's Bay Co pioneer in Oregon Country

1802-09-04

Marcus Whitman, missionary, led to US securing Oregon

1820-07-02

George Law Curry, Newspaper publisher and Governor of Oregon (d. 1878)

1823-09-16

Francis Parkman, American historian/author (Oregon Trail)

1875-04-27

Lumsden Hare, Ireland, actor (Oregon Trail, Desert Fox, Young Bess)

1901-02-28

Linus Pauling, Portland, Oregon, American chemist/peace activist (Nobel 1954, 1962)

1906-01-23

Bob Steele, Pendleton Oregon, actor (Duffy-F Troop, Big Sleep)

1907-08-10

John Blunk, Oregon Passage

1908-11-27

Dolores Booth, The Old Oregon Trail

1909-10-01

Romer Grey, Paramount Paragraphics: Oregon Steelhead

1910-11-11

Raemer Schreiber, McMinnville Oregon, American Physicist (Manhattan Project) who helped develop the first atomic bomb during World War II and prepared the Fat Man bomb that was used in the bombing of Nagasaki

1913-03-22

Tom McCall, Governor of Oregon (d. 1983)

1915-01-28

Louise Stanley, The Oregon Trail

1917-04-28

Robert Cornthwaite, St Helen Oregon, actor (Thing, War of the Worlds)

1917-05-14

Lou Harrison, Portland, Oregon, American composer (Rapunzel)

1918-03-04

Margaret Osborne DuPont, Joseph Oregon, tennis pro (US Open 1948-50), (d. 2012)

1919-03-28

Jacob Avshalomov, Tsingtao China, composer (Sinfonietta, The Oregon)

1920-07-19

Robert Mann, Portland Oregon, composer/violinist (String Quartet 1952)

1922-07-12

Mark O Hatfield, (Sen-R Oregon, 1967- )

1922-11-01

Jeff Richards, Portland Oregon, actor (Don't Go Near the Water)

1927-07-07

Doc Severinson, [Carl], Arlington Oregon, bandleader/trumpeter on the Tonight Show

1927-08-03

Gordon Scott, Portland Oregon, actor (Tarzan & the Trappers)

1928-04-01

Jane Powell, Portland Oregon, singer/actress (7 Brides for 7 Brothers)

1929-11-02

Rachel Ames, Portland Oregon, actress (Line Up, Audrey-Gen Hospital)

1936-10-13

Elizabeth Furse, (Rep-D-Oregon)

1939-02-02

Dale T. Mortensen, Enterprise, Oregon, economist (Nobel, 2010), (d. 2014)

1939-09-07

Stanley David Griggs, Portland Oregon, astronaut (STS 51-D), STS 33)

1940-03-01

Ralph Towner, rocker (Oregon)

1940-06-16

Neil Goldschmidt, Governor of Oregon

1940-07-09

Dave Frohnmayer, Oregon's War at Home and the Man Who Brought the Peace

1941-12-23

Tim Hardin, Eugene, Oregon, American singer (If I Were a Carpenter, Bird on a Wire)

1943-11-21

Larry Mahan, Oregon, rodeo champ (1967-70)

1944-05-25

John Bunnell, former Sheriff of Multnomah County, Oregon and TV personality

1945-08-05

Jo Collins, Oregon, Playboy playmate (Dec, 1964)

1947-03-06

Richard "Dick" Fosbury, Portland Oregon, high jumper (Olympics-gold-1968)

1947-05-27

Peter DeFazio, (Rep-D-Oregon)

1947-07-28

Sally Struther, Portland Oregon, actress (Gloria-All in the Family)

1949-09-16

Susan Ruttan, Oregon City Ore, actress (Roxanne Melman-LA Law)

1949-10-27

Mike Kopetski, (Rep-D-Oregon)

1951-01-25

Steve Prefontaine, Coos Bay Oregon, 5K (Olympics-4th-1972)

1951-06-26

Rindy Ross, Portland Oregon, rock vocalist/saxophonist (Quarterflash)

1951-07-21

Diana Dennis, Portland Oregon, body builder (Women Physique World)

1953-09-01

Chuck Orton, US sysop, (Emerald BBS, Oregon)

1954-03-15

Craig Wasson, Oregon, actor (Body Double, 4 Friends, Men's Club)

1955-04-20

Donald R Pettit, Silverton Oregon, PhD/astronaut

1955-10-31

Cody Curtis, How to Die in Oregon

1956-01-27

Fred Quillan, Portland Oregon, WLAF offensive coach (Frankfurt Galaxy)

1957-01-10

Greg Walden, U.S. Congressman from Oregon

1958-01-01

Ren Woods, Portland Oregon, actress (Fanta-Roots)

1960-03-15

Donna Smith, Portland Oregon, playmate (March, 1985)

1960-05-06

Julianne Phillips, Lake Oswego Oregon, actress (Frankie Reed-Sisters)

1962-02-27

Kory Tarpenning, Portland Oregon, pole vaulter

1963-07-11

Lisa Rinna, Medford, Oregon, American actress (Days of Our Lives, Melrose Place)

1965-01-11

Steve Vancil, Oregon City Ore, golfer (1989 City of Portland)

1965-05-16

Brent Jasmer, Portland Oregon, actor (Sly-Bold & Beautiful)

1966-07-18

Dan[iel Dion] O'Brien, Portland Oregon, decathelete (Olympic-gold-96)

1967-04-28

Monique Noel, Salem Oregon, playmate (May, 1989)

1967-05-01

Tawni Cable, Salem Oregon, playmate (June 1989)

1967-11-06

Rebecca Schaeffer, Eugene Oregon, actress (Patti-My Sister Sam)

1967-12-11

Katy Steding, Lake Oswego Oregon, basketball forward (Oly-gold-96)

1968-11-14

Kent Bottenfield, Portland Oregon, pitcher (Chicago Cubs)

1969-10-30

Brittany Gae Thompson, Portland Oregon, Miss Oregon-America (1991)

1970-05-23

Kevin E. Curry, The Gentleman of the Senate: Oregon's Mark Hatfield

1970-08-23

River Phoenix, Madras Oregon, actor (Little Nikta, Stand By Me)

1971-11-10

Heather Williams, Miss USA-Oregon (1997)

1972-02-24

Patricia Regan Leines, Medford Or, Miss America (Oregon-3rd-1997)

1972-10-23

Tiffeny Milbrett, Portland Oregon, soccer forward (Olympics-96)

1973-09-25

Bridgette Wilson, Gold Beach, Oregon, American actress (Mortal Kombat, Billy Madison)

1974-09-10

Jill Chartier, Miss Oregon USA (1996)

1975-10-27

Emily John Orton, Creswell Oregon, Miss America (Oregon-2nd-1996)

1977-05-12

Monique de Bruin, Porland Oregon, fencer-foil (Olympics-96)

1978-07-22

Heather Noelle Jones, Miss Oregon Teen USA (1996)

1981-12-19

Stevie Ficker, Miss Oregon Teen USA (1997)

1986-9-23

Lucas Boger, Taintsmouth: The Whores of Oregon

1997-12-30

Erin Woods, Oregon

Oregon - Notable Weddings

Steve IrwinJun 4, 1992

Oregon - Weddings
Date Event
1992-06-04

TV personality Steve Irwin (30) weds naturalist Terri Raines (27) in Eugene, Oregon

2005-12-31

"One Tree Hill" actress Bethany Joy Lenz (24) weds "Enation" musician Michael Galeotti in Hillsboro, Oregon

2013-10-20

Actor Rider Strong (33) weds actress Alexandra Barreto (31) in Oregon

Oregon - Deaths
Date Event
1873-10-03

Kintpuash, [Captain Jack], fought Modoc indians, Oregon, dies

1878-07-28

George Law Curry, Newspaper publisher and Governor of Oregon (b. 1820)

1959-01-18

Dolores Booth, The Old Oregon Trail

1964-08-28

Lumsden Hare, actor (Oregon Trail, Desert Fox), dies at 89

1974-07-22

Wayne L Morse, (Sen-D-Oregon), dies at 73

1982-12-28

Louise Stanley, The Oregon Trail

1983-01-08

Tom McCall, Governor of Oregon (b. 1913)

1986-01-31

John Blunk, Oregon Passage

1990-05-01

Sunset Carson, cowboy actor (El Paso Kid, Oregon Trail), dies at 62

2009-12-07

Cody Curtis, How to Die in Oregon

2015-03-09

Dave Frohnmayer, Oregon's War at Home and the Man Who Brought the Peace


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