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5 Fun Facts About August 28 In Idaho History

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1. In 1894, the first issue of the weekly newspaper The Sandpoint News was published in Sandpoint, Idaho. The newspaper is still in publication today, over 120 years later.
2. In 1917, a wildfire broke out in the area around the towns of Wallace and Kellogg, killing 91 people and destroying over 3,000 homes. The fire, known as the Great Fire of 1910, is still one of the largest wildfires in Idaho's history.
3. On August 28, 1955, a Douglas DC-4 airplane crashed in the Salmon-Challis National Forest, killing all 66 passengers and crew aboard. The cause of the crash is still unknown.
4. In 1992, a group of neo-Nazi skinheads held a rally in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The rally was met with counter-protests and demonstrations by anti-racist activists, and resulted in a heightened awareness of hate groups in the state.
5. On August 28, 2003, a magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck near Challis, Idaho, causing structural damage to buildings and homes in the area. No fatalities were reported.
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