Oct. 31 – On this day in Montana history in 1942 future Baseball Hall of Fame member Dave McNally was born in Billings. As a senior at Billings Central in 1960 he pitched five no-hitters and later signed a contract to pitch for the Baltimore Orioles.
This Week in Montana History
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Monday, October 31, 2016
Sunday, October 30, 2016
Oct. 30 -- Oct. 30 – On this day in Montana history in 1864 Helena held its first town meeting in the cabin of Capt. George Wood. The first job they ordered done was to survey and lay out streets, and plot building sites into thirty-by-sixty foot lots and record them. The start of the Capitol City.
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Oct. 29 – On this day in Montana History in 1877 wagon trains carrying Nez Perce prisoners captured at the Battle of the Bears Paws Mountains left from Miles City headed for internment at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas.
Friday, October 28, 2016
Oct. 28 – On this day in Montana history in 1942 B-17 flying fortresses roared over Lewiston’s Main Street with their bomb bay doors open and landed at the Lewistown airfield. They were the first of many that came to bases on the high line to train on the then highly secret Norden bombsight. More than half the men trained there later died in bombing raids over Europe.
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Oct. 27 – On this day in Montana history in 1913 Joe Medicine Crow was born on the Crow reservation near Lodge Grass. He went on to be a Crow historian, author, lecturer, WWII war hero and leader of his people and great example for all Montanans.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Oct. 26 –On this day in Montana history in 1956 the Montana Highway Commission began its first federally funded Interstate Highway project. It was a 9.64 mile project on U.S. 87 between Wyola and Lodge Grass. “We have started the ball rolling.” Highway Commissioner Frank Connelly said.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Oct. 25 -- On this day in Montana history in 1945 Vice Admiral John Hoover attended the Navy Day Luncheon in Great Falls. The Great Falls High School grad received the Navy Cross for his service in World War One and served as deputy commander in chief of the Pacific fleet in WWII.
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