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5 Fun Facts About November 25 In Idaho History

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1. In 1915, the town of Mackay experienced a devastating earthquake, which measured a magnitude of 6.8 on the Richter scale. The quake caused significant damage to buildings and homes in the area, and many residents were left homeless.

2. On November 25, 1927, the Blackfoot River in Eastern Idaho experienced a massive flood, which resulted in the deaths of several people, as well as significant damage to homes and businesses in the area.

3. In 1942, during World War II, the U.S. Government established the Pocatello Army Air Base in Pocatello, Idaho. The base played a critical role in the war effort, training thousands of aviation cadets and aircrew members.

4. The state of Idaho officially became a state on July 3, 1890. However, it wasn't until November 25, 1890, that President Benjamin Harrison signed the official proclamation admitting Idaho as the 43rd state in the Union.

5. In 1935, the University of Idaho Vandals football team played the Washington State Cougars in the first-ever college football game broadcast over the radio. The game was played on November 23, but the broadcast didn't air until November 25, and it marked a significant milestone in the history of both college football and radio broadcasting.
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