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 in Helena Mon, Boise ,Indiana and Salt Lake City Utah closes
  • 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)

Person of interestVera Miles

1930-08-23 Vera Miles, American actress (Psycho), born in Boise City, Oklahoma

Actress Vera Miles
Vera Miles
  • 1944-07-19 Commander Cody [George Frayne], singer/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
  • 1956-01-07 Robin Walton, LPGA golfer (1995 GHP Heartland Classic-15th), born in Boise, Idaho
  • 1973-05-13 Brooke Jennifer Gambrell, Miss America-Idaho (1996), born in Boise, Idaho