Idaho Events in History



2011 Event - A bill banning the abortion of a fetus more than 20 weeks old passes in the Idaho House of Representatives

1998 Death - Rodney Harvey, actor, model, featured in Life Magazine spread with Madonna, appeared in Fox series, 'The Outsiders', guest on television show 'Twin Peaks', appeared in 'My Own Private Idaho', died at age 30, of a heroin overdose

1997 Event - Brandi Sherwood, (Idaho) replaces Brook Lee (Miss Universe) as Miss USA

1995 Event - FBI agent Lon Horiuchi shoots at Randy Weaver's cabin in Idaho

1995 Event - U.S. marshals move in on Randy Weaver's cabin in Idaho

1991 Event - "My Own Private Idaho" premieres

1989 Event - Brandi Sherwood, of Idaho, crowned 7th Miss Teen USA

1979 Birthday - Suzan Dandeneau, Miss Idaho Teen USA 1996

1979 Birthday - Kimberly Whiting, Miss Idaho Teen USA 1997

1977 Birthday - Misty Marriah Esplin, born in Preston, Idaho, Miss America-Idaho 1997

1976 Event - Teton Dam in Idaho burst causing $1 billion damage, 14 die

1975 Birthday - Torrie Wilson, born in Boise, Idaho, professional wrestler, fitness competitor, model, signed by World Championship Wrestling, appeared in 'Playboy' magazine

1974 Birthday - Nancy Napolski, Hinsdale Idaho, air rifle 1996 Olympics

1973 Birthday - Brooke Jennifer Gambrell, Boise Idaho, Miss America-Idaho 1996

1973 Birthday - Ntala Skinner, Sun Valley Idaho, biathelete 1994 Olympics

1972 Event - Electrical fire in Sunshine Silver mine. 126 die (Kellogg Idaho)

1971 Event - KAID TV channel 4 in Boise, Idaho (PBS) begins broadcasting

1970 Birthday - Rachel Jacobs, Ririe Idaho, actress, It's Not Easy

1969 Birthday - Tracy Yarbrough, Miss Idaho USA 1996

1967 Birthday - Kendra Lee Ruwe, born in Madison, Idaho, Miss Idaho-America 1991

1967 Birthday - Rodney Harvey, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, actor, model, featured in Life Magazine spread with Madonna, appeared in Fox series, 'The Outsiders', guest on television show 'Twin Peaks', appeared in 'My Own Private Idaho'

1965 Birthday - Ruthie Matthes, Sun Valley Idaho, cyclist 1996 Olympics

1965 Event - KUID TV channel 12 in Moscow, Idaho (PBS) begins broadcasting

1963 Event - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Idaho Centennia Golf Tournament

1961 Event - KIFI TV channel 8 in Idaho Falls, Idaho (NBC) begins broadcasting

1955 Event - Arco, Idaho becomes 1st U.S. city lit by nuclear power

1955 Event - KMVT TV channel 11 in Twin Falls, Idaho (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

1954 Birthday - Ken Schrom, born in Grangeville, Idaho, professional baseball player, pitcher, played for the California Angels, the Toronto Blue Jays

1954 Birthday - James F Reilly II, born in Mount Home AFB Idaho, PhD/astronaut, STS-89, sk:100

1953 Event - KID (now KIDK) TV channel 3 in Idaho Falls, Idaho (CBS) 1st broadcasting

1953 Event - KBOI (now KBCI) TV channel 2 in Boise, Idaho (CBS) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - KTVB TV channel 7 in Boise, Idaho (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

1953 Birthday - James Russo, born in New York City, actor, My Own Private Idaho, China Girl

1951 Birthday - Dirk Kempthorne, born in San Diego, California, U.S. Secretary of the Interior 2006 - 2009, U.S. Senator from Idaho 1999 - 2006

1951 Birthday - Mike Crapo, born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, Representative-R-Idaho 1993 - 1999, Senator 1999 -

1951 Birthday - Michael Crapo, born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, politician, Republican, U.S. Senator from Idaho, Member, U.S. House of Representatives from Idaho's 2nd district 1993 - 1999

1945 Birthday - Larry Craig, born in Council, Idaho, Representative-R-Idaho 1981 - 1991, Senator-R-Idaho 1991 - 2009

1943 Event - -60 degrees F (-51 degrees C), Island Park Dam, Idaho (state record)

1938 Birthday - Steve Symms, born in Nampa, Idaho, Senator-R-Idaho 1981 - 1993, Representative-R-Idaho 1973 - 1981

1935 Birthday - La Monte Young, Bern Idaho, composer, Composition in 1990

1934 Event - 118 degrees F (48 degrees C), Orofino, Idaho (state record)

1933 Event - U.S. Assay Offices in Helena Mon, Boise, Idaho and Salt Lake City, Utah closes

1931 Birthday - Ron Packard, born in Meridian, Idaho, Representative-R-California 1983 - 2001

1930 Birthday - Jim Rohn, born in Idaho, entrepreneur, author, motivational speaker, joined direct sales organization of John Earl Shoaff, became millionaire by age 31, shared rags to riches story and personal development philosophy with over 4 million people worldwide, authored 17 books, audio, video programs

1929 Event - KID-AM in Idaho Falls, Idaho begins radio transmissions

1927 Event - Charles Lindbergh visits Boise, Idaho, on his cross-country tour

1924 Birthday - James A. McClure, born in Payette, Idaho, Senator-R-Idaho 1973 - 1991, Representative-R-Idaho 1967 - 1973

1924 Birthday - Frank Church, born in Boise, Idaho, Senator-D-Idaho, 1957 - 1981

1922 Birthday - J. D. Cannon, born in Salmon, Idaho, actor, McCloud, Ike, Call to Glory

1920 Birthday - Lana Turner, born in Wallace, Idaho, actress, Survivors, Falcon Crest

1917 Birthday - Virginia Grey, born in Louisiana, actress, Another Thin Man, Idiot's Delight, Idaho

1915 Birthday - Mary Kornman, Idaho Falls ID, actress, Queen of the Jungle

1915 Event - 1st elected Jewish governor, Moses Alexander, takes office in Idaho

1913 Birthday - John K M McCaffery, Moscow Idaho, TV host, One Minute Please

1913 Birthday - W. Mark Felt, born in Idaho, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent, Watergate whistleblower "Deep Throat"

1910 Event - Great Idaho Fire destroys 3 million acres of timber

1909 Event - 7.17" (18.2 cm) of rainfall, Rattlesnake Creek, Idaho (state rec)

1898 Birthday - Melville Ruick, Boise Idaho, actor, Barton-City Hospital

1890 Event - Idaho admitted as 43rd U.S. state

1869 Event - U.S. Assay Office in Boise, Idaho authorized

1868 Event - U.S. Congress forms Wyoming Territory (Dakota, Utah and Idaho)

1863 Event - Boise, Idaho founded (now capital of Idaho)

1863 Event - Territory of Idaho established

1863 Event - Idaho Territory forms

1860 Event - 1st White settlement in Idaho, Franklin













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