Boise, ID in History

Historical Events

  • 1863-07-04 Boise, Idaho founded (now capital of Idaho)
  • 1869-02-19 US Assay Office in Boise, Idaho authorized

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1927-09-04 Charles Lindbergh visits Boise, Idaho, on his cross-country tour

  • 1933-06-30 US Assay Offices close in Helena, MT, Boise, ID and Salt Lake City, UT
  • 1953-07-12 KTVB TV channel 7 in Boise, ID (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-11-26 KBOI (now KBCI) TV channel 2 in Boise, ID (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1971-12-31 KAID TV channel 4 in Boise, ID (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • 1898-07-08 Melville Ruick, American actor (Sun Valley Serenade, City Hospital), born in Boise, Idaho (d. 1972)
  • 1906-07-23 Clancy Cooper, American actress (Enchanted Forest, Girls in Chains), born in Boise, Idaho (d. 1975)
  • 1917-12-09 James Angleton, Head of counterintelligence for the CIA (1954-75), born in Boise, Idaho (d. 1987)
  • 1924-07-25 Frank Church, American lawyer and politician (United States Senator from Idaho), born in Boise, Idaho (d. 1984)

Person of interestVera Miles

1929-08-23 Vera Miles, American actress (Lila Crane-Psycho, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance), born in Boise City, Oklahoma

Actress Vera Miles
Actress
Vera Miles
  • 1944-07-19 Commander Cody [George Frayne], American singer and pianist (Commander Cody & Lost Planet Airmen), born in Boise, Idaho
  • 1944-11-19 Charlie Coe, American rock bassist (Paul Revere & the Raiders), born in Boise, Idaho
  • 1981-12-12 Jeret Peterson, American aerial skier (Olympic silver 2010), born in Boise, Idaho