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April 17, 1824 - The U.S. concluded a treaty with Russia to end a territorial dispute in North America. Russia got everything north of what became the Alaska-British Columbia border.

April 18, 1867 - John Bozeman was killed near the mouth of the Shields River.

April 22, 1888 - W.A. Clark was an overnight guest of Marcus Daly in Anaconda, according to the Butte Miner. In November, Clark lost an election for Montana's territorial delegate to Congress and attributed it to Daly's secret support of Thomas Carter, launching the War of the Copper Kings.

April 18, 1892 - A meeting was held in Helena to urge employers to dismiss Chinese help. Some 120 Chinese worked in the city, 96 in laundries. A.F. Smith, a black man, declared that cooks and waiters "should form a union (to) stand solidly against the Chinese."

April 21, 1906 - Dr. Howard T. Ricketts began work in Missoula to identify ticks as carriers of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever in Missoula.

April 23, 1920 - Federal troops arrived in Butte to squelch unrest for the sixth time since 1914, effectively ending the IWW movement in Montana.

April 20, 1960 - Montana's second world championship boxing match ended in bloody draw in Bozeman. World middleweight champ Gene Fullmer retained his crown against Joey Giardello.

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April 19, 1866

There was disappointment and disgruntlement on the Yellowstone.

A party of 15 men, two women and six children headed back to St. Louis from Virginia City reached the river only to find the Mackinaw boats they'd been promised by the trip's organizer consisted of "one miserable flat-boat afloat and two other sunk," the Montana Post later reported.

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