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5 Fun Facts About November 23 In Montana History

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1. Montana Day - November 23rd is celebrated as Montana Day, commemorating the day in 1889 when Montana was officially admitted as the 41st state of the United States.

2. Copper Kings’ War - On November 23, 1894, the infamous “Copper Kings’ War” reached its climax when former Montana Governor and copper magnate William A. Clark stormed the Montana State Capitol with an armed militia to try to seize control of the state legislature.

3. Earthquake - On November 23, 1955, a powerful earthquake shook the city of Helena, Montana, and surrounding areas, causing damage to buildings and injuring several people.

4. Record Snowfall - In 1979, November 23rd saw the record snowfall of 16 inches in Great Falls, Montana, making it the snowiest November day on record.

5. Jesse James - On November 23, 1876, notorious outlaw Jesse James and his gang robbed the First National Bank in Northfield, Minnesota, with several members of the gang being captured or killed during the attempted robbery. While this event did not occur in Montana, the legend of Jesse James lives on in Montana and the American West.
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