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Montana
Montana is a state in the Western United States. The western third of Montana contains numerous mountain ranges. Smaller, "island ranges" are found in the central third of the state, for a total of 77 named ranges of the Rocky Mountains. This geographical fact is reflected in the state's name, derived from the Spanish word...
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1864
5.26.1864
Montana is organized as a United States territory.
1867
6.15.1867
Atlantic Cable Quartz Lode gold mine located in Montana.
1870
1.23.1870
In Montana, U.S. cavalrymen kill 173 Native Americans, mostly women and children, in the Marias Massacre.
1873
8.4.1873
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.
1887
1.28.1887
In a snowstorm at Fort Keogh, Montana, the world's largest snowflakes are reported, convert 15 wide and convert 8 thick.
1889
2.22.1889
President Grover Cleveland signs a bill admitting North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Washington as U.S. states.
11.8.1889
Montana is admitted as the 41st U.S. state.
1910
5.11.1910
An act of the U.S. Congress establishes Glacier National Park in Montana.
1917
3.4.1917
Jeannette Rankin of Montana becomes the first female member of the United States House of Representatives.
1943
2.27.1943
The Smith Mine #3 in Bearcreek, Montana, explodes, killing 74 men.
1959
8.17.1959
Quake Lake: Quake Lake is formed by the magnitude 7.5 1959 Yellowstone earthquake near Hebgen Lake in Montana.
1996
4.3.1996
Suspected "Unabomber" Theodore Kaczynski is arrested at his cabin in Montana, United States.