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1803

The U.S. acquired a territorial claim to the eastern Rocky Mountains with the Louisiana Purchase from France in 1803 add something


1806

In 1806, Zebulon Pike led a U.S. Army reconnaissance expedition into the disputed region add something


1819

The U.S. relinquished its claim to all land south and west of the Arkansas River and south of 42nd parallel north and west of the 100th meridian west as part of its purchase of Florida from Spain with the Adams-Onís Treaty of 1819 add something


1821

The treaty took effect February 22, 1821 add something

 

Having settled its border with Spain, the U.S. admitted the southeastern portion of the Territory of Missouri to the Union as the state of Missouri on August 10, 1821 add something

 

After 11 years of war, Spain finally recognized the independence of Mexico with the Treaty of Córdoba signed on August 24, 1821 add something


1830

Kit Carson - Young's party continued on into California trapping and trading from Sacramento to Los Angeles, returning to Taos in April, 1830 after trapping along the Colorado River


1831

Mexico eventually ratified the Adams-Onís Treaty in 1831 add something


1848

Mexico surrendered its northern territory to the U.S. with the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo at the conclusion of the war in 1848 add something


1849

In 1849, the Mormons of the Salt Lake Valley organized the extralegal State of Deseret, claiming the entire Great Basin and all lands drained by the rivers Green, Grand, and $Colorado (USS_Colorado) add something


1850

Instead, the Compromise of 1850 divided the Mexican Cession and the northwestern claims of Texas into a new state and two new territories, the state of California, the Territory of New Mexico, and the Territory of Utah add something


1851

On April 9, 1851, Mexican American settlers from the area of Taos settled the village of San Luis, in the New Mexico Territory, later to become $Colorado (USS_Colorado)'s first permanent Euro-American settlement add something


1854

In 1854, Senator Stephen A. Douglas persuaded the U.S. Congress to divide the unorganized territory east of the Continental Divide into two new organized territories, the Territory of Kansas and the Territory of Nebraska, and an unorganized southern region known as the Indian territory add something


1859

In 1859, a U.S. Army topographic expedition led by Captain John Macomb located the confluence of the Green River with the Grand River in what is now Canyonlands National Park in Utah add something

 

Report of the exploring expedition from Santa Fé, New Mexico, to the junction of the Grand and Green Rivers of the great $Colorado (USS_Colorado) of the West, in 1859: under the command of Capt add something

 

Henry Villard - In 1859, as correspondent of the "Commercial", he visited the newly discovered gold region of Colorado

 

The gold seekers organized the Provisional Government of the Territory of Jefferson on August 24, 1859, but this new territory failed to secure approval from the Congress of the United States embroiled in the debate over slavery add something


1860

Silas Soule - In May, 1860 Silas, along with his brother William L.G. Soule, and his cousin, Sam Glass, went to the gold fields in Colorado

 

The election of Abraham Lincoln for the President of the United States on November 6, 1860, led to the secession of nine southern slave states and the threat of civil war among the states add something


1861

In 1861, the United States Congress defined the boundaries of the new Territory of $Colorado (USS_Colorado) exclusively by lines of latitude and longitude, stretching from 37°N to 41°N latitude, and from 102°02'48"W to 109°02'48"W longitude add something

 

Silas Soule - Soule dug for gold and worked in a blacksmith shop, and in December, 1861, he enlisted in Company K, 1st Colorado Volunteers

 

Seeking to augment the political power of the Union states, the Republican Party-dominated Congress quickly admitted the eastern portion of the Territory of Kansas into the Union as the free State of Kansas on January 29, 1861, leaving the western portion of the Kansas Territory, and its gold-mining areas, as unorganized territory add something

 

The Territory of $Colorado (USS_Colorado) was organized on February 28, 1861, and on August 1, 1876, U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant signed Proclamation 230 admitting Colorado to the Union as the 38th state add something

 

Thirty days later on February 28, 1861, outgoing U.S. President James Buchanan signed an Act of Congress organizing the free Territory of $Colorado (USS_Colorado) add something

 

On April 12, 1861, South Carolina artillery opened fire on Fort Sumter to start the American Civil War add something


1862

In 1862, a force of Texas cavalry invaded the Territory of New Mexico and captured Santa Fe on March 10 add something


1864

In 1864, Territorial Governor John Evans appointed the Reverend John Chivington as Colonel of the $Colorado (USS_Colorado) Volunteers with orders to protect white settlers from Cheyenne and Arapaho warriors who were accused of stealing cattle add something

 

Kuner canned vegetables began in Brighton in 1864 add something

 

Philip Sheridan - The Indians on the Great Plains had been generally peaceful during the Civil War. In 1864, Major John Chivington, a Colorado militia officer, attacked a peaceful village of Arapahos and Southern Cheyenne at Sand Creek in Colorado, killing over 150 Indians

 

On September 14, 1864, James Huff discovered silver near Argentine Pass, the first of many silver strikes add something

 

Silas Soule - He made his way up the ranks, and in November 1864, was named commander of Company D, 1st Colorado Cavalry

 

Silas Soule - On November 29, 1864, Captain Soule and his company were with the regiment at Sand Creek, Colorado

 

Silas Soule - Soule, in the rank of captain, was in command of Company D, 1st Colorado Cavalry, which was present at the Sand Creek Massacre on November 29, 1864


1865

Silas Soule - At this location on April 23, 1865, assassins shot and killed 1st Colorado Cavalry officer Capt

 

Silas Soule - On April 23, 1865, Charles W. Squier, a soldier, shot Soule in the head near his Denver, Colorado home, killing him


1866

Kit Carson - Fort Garland, located within the city of the same name in Colorado, was the location where Kit Carson briefly re-located his family while he served as commandant of a company of roughly 100 New Mexico Volunteers in 1866-1867

 

Winfield Scott Hancock - In 1866, on Grant's recommendation, Hancock was promoted to major general and was transferred, later that year, to command of the military Department of the Missouri, which included the states of Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico


1867

In 1867, the Union Pacific Railroad laid its tracks west to Weir, now Julesburg, in the northeast corner of the Territory add something


1869

Promontory Summit, Utah - The Union Pacific linked up with the Central Pacific Railroad at Promontory Summit, Utah, on May 10, 1869, to form the First Transcontinental Railroad add something


1870

Colorado's contribution to world railroad history was forged principally by the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad which began in 1870 and wrote the book on mountain railroading add something

 

Fort Collins has been the home of Woodward Governor Company's motor controllers since 1870, and Waterpik dental water jets and showerheads since 1962 add something

 

William Jackson Palmer - The Kansas Pacific Railroad was an enterprise of the Pennsylvania Railroad, whose president John Edgar Thomson had employed Palmer as his personal secretary before the War. Under General Palmer's direction the Kansas Pacific was extended from Kansas City, Missouri, reaching Denver, Colorado, in August, 1870

 

Harry Yount - Yount worked each summer for Hayden's expeditions for seven years in the 1870s, in what are now the states of New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Wyoming and Colorado


1871

William Jackson Palmer - He was the founder of the new city of Colorado Springs, Colorado, in 1871, as well as several other communities

 

William Jackson Palmer - In 1871, he acquired 10,000 acres of land east of the former Colorado territorial capital, Colorado City

 

William Jackson Palmer - Queen Palmer, at age twenty, opened the first public school in Colorado Springs, Colorado in November, 1871


1872

In 1872, rich veins of silver were discovered in the San Juan Mountains on the Ute Indian reservation in southwestern $Colorado (USS_Colorado) add something

 

Uranium mining in $Colorado (USS_Colorado) goes back to 1872, when pitchblende ore was taken from gold mines near Central City, Colorado add something


1873

From Golden came Coors beer in 1873, CoorsTek industrial ceramics in 1920, and Jolly Rancher candy in 1949 add something

 

Alferd Packer - In November 1873, Packer was in a party of 21 men who left Provo, Utah, heading for the Colorado gold country around Breckenridge


1874

Alferd Packer - On January 21, 1874 he met Chief Ouray, known as the "White Man's Friend", near Montrose, Colorado

 

Alferd Packer - On April 16, 1874, Packer arrived at Los Pinos Indian Agency near Gunnison, Colorado


1875

The United States Congress passed an enabling act on March 3, 1875, specifying the requirements for the Territory of $Colorado (USS_Colorado) to become a state add something


1876

On August 1, 1876 , U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant signed a proclamation admitting $Colorado (USS_Colorado) to the Union as the 38th state and earning it the moniker "Centennial State" add something


1877

Lucy Stone - In 1877, Stone was asked by Rachel Foster Avery to come assist Colorado activists in the organization of a popular referendum campaign with the aim of gaining suffrage for Coloradan women


1878

The discovery of a major silver lode near Leadville in 1878 triggered the $Colorado (USS_Colorado) Silver Boom add something


1880

Between the 1880s and 1930s, Denver's floriculture industry developed into a major industry in $Colorado (USS_Colorado) add something


1882

Doc Holliday - Official records of the Pueblo County, Colorado District Court indicate that both Holliday and his attorney appeared in court there on July 11, 14 and 18, 1882

 

Doc Holliday - Holliday arrived in Colorado in mid-April 1882

 

Doc Holliday - Holliday and Wyatt met briefly after Holliday's release during June 1882 in Gunnison, Colorado


1887

Doc Holliday - In 1887, prematurely gray and badly ailing, Holliday made his way to the Hotel Glenwood, near the hot springs of Glenwood Springs, Colorado

 

Damon Runyon - The family eventually settled in Pueblo, Colorado in 1887, where Runyon spent the rest of his youth


1888

The highest ambient air temperature ever recorded in $Colorado (USS_Colorado) was on July 11, 1888, at Bennett add something


1890

The Sherman Silver Purchase Act of 1890 invigorated silver mining, and $Colorado (USS_Colorado)'s last, but greatest, gold strike at Cripple Creek a few months later lured a new generation of gold seekers add something


1892

CF&I railroad rails, wire, nails, and pipe debuted in Pueblo in 1892 add something


1893

The repeal of the Sherman Silver Purchase Act in 1893 led to a staggering collapse of the mining and agricultural economy of $Colorado (USS_Colorado), but the state slowly and steadily recovered add something

 

Colorado women were granted the right to vote beginning on November 7, 1893, making $Colorado (USS_Colorado) the second state to grant universal suffrage and the first one by a popular vote add something


1894

H. H. Holmes - He married Georgiana Yoke on January 9, 1894 in Denver , Colorado while still married to Clara and Myrta


1895

Virgil Earp - In 1895, Virgil and Allie traveled to Colorado where they met Virgil's brother Wyatt


1899

Alferd Packer - On June 19, 1899, Packer's sentence was upheld by the Colorado Supreme Court


1901

The city's record in 1901 for the number of consecutive days above 90 °F was broken during the summer of 2008 add something


1904

Lucius Roy Holbrook - He returned to the US and served at Fort Logan, Colorado, and Fort Huachuca, Arizona, until August 28, 1904


1905

Holly Sugar was first milled from beets in Holly in 1905, and later moved its headquarters to $Colorado (USS_Colorado) Springs add something


1908

Colorado became the first western state to host a major political convention when the Democratic Party met in Denver in 1908 add something

 

Dalton Trumbo - Trumbo - Trumbo was born in Montrose, Colorado, the son of Maud and Orus Bonham Trumbo, and his family moved to Grand Junction, Colorado in 1908


1910

Damon Runyon - After a notable failure in trying to organize a Colorado minor baseball league, Runyon moved to New York City in 1910


1915

Maurice Rose - Rose first enlisted in the Colorado National Guard as a Private in 1915 hoping to serve with General John "Black Jack" Pershing's expedition into Mexico


1916

Finally in 1916, E.C. LaRue, the Chief Hydrologist of the United States Geological Survey, identified the Green River in southwestern Wyoming as the proper headwaters of the actual, overall $Colorado (USS_Colorado) River add something


1930

By the U.S. Census in 1930, the population of $Colorado (USS_Colorado) first exceeded one million residents add something

 

Colorado suffered greatly through the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, but a major wave of immigration following World War II boosted $Colorado (USS_Colorado)'s fortune add something

 

The present-day Swift packed meat of Greeley evolved from Monfort of $Colorado (USS_Colorado), Inc., established in 1930 add something

 

Byron White - He was raised in the nearby town of Wellington, Colorado, where he obtained his high school diploma in 1930


1931

David Lavender - He graduated in 1931, with a love of history and writing, but he returned to western Colorado to help his family run the their cattle ranch


1932

On the November 8, 1932 ballot, $Colorado (USS_Colorado) approved the repeal of alcohol prohibition more than a year before the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified add something


1940

Kit Carson - The Kit Carson Museum in Las Animas, Colorado, is located in an adobe building that was built in 1940 to hold German prisoners of war captured in North Africa during World War II


1941

The later two ships were named in honor of the state, including the battleship U.S."Colorado" which served in World War II in the Pacific beginning in 1941 add something


1948

In presidential politics, $Colorado (USS_Colorado) was considered a reliably Republican state during the post-World War II era, only voting for the Democratic candidate in 1948, 1964, and 1992 add something


1953

Ethel Merman - Merman returned to Broadway at the behest of her third husband, Continental Airlines executive Robert Six, who was upset she had chosen to become a Colorado housewife following their wedding in 1953


1954

David Lavender - In 1954, Lavender published "Bent's Fort", a major historic landmark of the American West on the upper Arkansas River in present-day southeastern Colorado


1957

They have won the 1957 and 1991 Orange Bowl, 1995 Fiesta Bowl, and 1996 Cotton Bowl Classic add something


1958

Estes model rockets were launched in Penrose in 1958 add something

 

Townes Van Zandt - In 1958 the family moved to Boulder, Colorado

 

David Lavender - In 1958, Lavender wrote "The Trail to Santa Fe, New Mexico ", about Zebulon Pike and his exploration of the American Southwest in present-day Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico


1959

George Gamow - In 1959, Gamow, Hans Bethe, and Victor Weisskopf publicly supported the re-entry of Frank Oppenheimer into teaching college physics at the University of Colorado, as the Red Scare began to fade


1960

Byron White - During the United States presidential election, 1960, White put his football celebrity to use as chair of John F. Kennedy's campaign in Colorado

 

Hunter S. Thompson - He travelled frequently, including stints in Puerto Rico and Brazil, before settling in Aspen, Colorado in the early 1960s

 

Gene Tierney - Tierney and Lee married in Aspen, Colorado on July 11, 1960, and lived in Houston, Texas


1963

Petr Beckmann - He defected to the United States in 1963 and became a Professor of electrical engineering at the University of Colorado


1964

Hunter S. Thompson - They briefly relocated to Aspen, Colorado, and had one son, Juan Fitzgerald Thompson, born March 23, 1964


1965

Notable examples include the 1965 Denver Flood, the Big Thompson River flooding of 1976 and the 2013 $Colorado (USS_Colorado) floods add something


1966

Ben Nighthorse Campbell - In 1966, Campbell married the former Linda Price, a public school teacher who was a native of Colorado


1967

Hunter S. Thompson - By late 1967, Thompson and his family moved back to Colorado and rented a house in Woody Creek, a small mountain hamlet outside Aspen, Colorado


1968

George Gamow - On August 19, 1968, Gamow died unexpectedly at age 64 in Boulder, Colorado, and was buried there in Green Mountain Cemetery


1969

Celestial Seasonings herbal teas have been made in Boulder since 1969 add something


1970

Hunter S. Thompson - In 1970, Thompson ran for sheriff of Pitkin County, Colorado, as part of a group of citizens running for local offices on the "Freak Power" ticket

 

Hunter S. Thompson - Politically minded, Thompson ran unsuccessfully for sheriff of Pitkin County, Colorado, in 1970, on the Freak Power ticket


1973

A magnitude 5,7 earthquake was recorded in 1973 add something

 

Colorado has recorded 525 earthquakes since 1973, a majority of which range 2 to 3,5 on the Richter scale add something


1974

John Denver - He lived in Aspen, Colorado, for much of his life, and influenced the governor to name him Poet Laureate of the state in 1974

 

Carl Andrew Spaatz - Spaatz died on July 14, 1974 and is buried at the Academy's cemetery in Colorado Springs, Colorado


1975

Ted Bundy - In 1975 Bundy shifted much of his criminal activity eastward to Colorado from his base in Utah


1976

Terry Nichols - He moved to Colorado and obtained a license to sell real estate in 1976


1977

Ted Bundy - After a period of resistance, he waived extradition proceedings and was transferred to Aspen, Colorado in January 1977

 

Ted Bundy - On June 7, 1977, Bundy was transported from the Garfield County jail in Glenwood Springs to Pitkin County Courthouse in Aspen, Colorado for a preliminary hearing

 

Ted Bundy - At a courtroom appearance on December 23, 1977, the Aspen, Colorado trial judge approved a change of venue to Colorado Springs


1978

Ted Bundy - Facing murder charges in Colorado, he engineered two dramatic escapes and committed multiple additional assaults, including three murders, before his ultimate recapture in Florida in 1978

 

Ben Nighthorse Campbell - They bought a ranch near Ignacio, Colorado on the Southern Ute reservation in 1978


1979

Bill Parcells - In 1979, Parcells accepted an offer to become the defensive coordinator of the New York Giants under head coach Ray Perkins but, before the season started, he resigned and took a job with a land development company in Colorado


1980

Colin Powell - In the early 1980s, Powell served at Fort Carson, Colorado


1981

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory made its first candy in Durango in 1981 add something

 

Hunter S. Thompson - On July 21, 1981, in Aspen, Colorado, Thompson was pulled over for running a stop sign at 2 a


1982

Ben Nighthorse Campbell - Campbell was elected to the Colorado State Legislature as a Democrat in November 1982, where he served two terms


1985

The lowest air temperature was on February 1, 1985, at Maybell add something


1987

Alferd Packer - In an episode of "Celebrity Ghost Stories", actress Diane Neal recounts an event when, in 1987 at the age of 11, growing up in Littleton, Colorado, that she and two of her classmates were given a history of the events of Alferd Packer, who is buried in Littleton, Colorado


1988

Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988 add something

 

In 1988 the "Rio Grande" acquired, but was merged into, the Southern Pacific Railroad by their joint owner Philip Anschutz add something


1989

Joe Hill - One small packet of ashes was scattered at a 1989 ceremony which unveiled a monument to six unarmed IWW coal miners buried in Lafayette, Colorado, who had been machine-gunned by Colorado state police in 1927 in the Columbine Mine Massacre


1990

The Eastern Plains are part of the extreme western portion of Tornado Alley; some damaging tornadoes in the Eastern Plains include the 1990 Limon F3 tornado and the 2008 Windsor EF3 tornado, which devastated the small town add something

 

Notable examples are the severe hailstorms that hit Denver on July 11, 1990 and May 8, 2017, the latter being the costliest ever in the state add something


1993

Ben Nighthorse Campbell - He was a U.S. Senator from Colorado from 1993 until 2005


1994

Alferd Packer - In 1994, David P. Bailey, Curator of History at the Museum of Western Colorado, undertook an investigation to turn up more conclusive results than Starrs'

 

John Denver - In August 1994, while still on probation, he was again charged with misdemeanor driving under the influence after crashing his Porsche into a tree in Aspen, Colorado


1995

Ben Nighthorse Campbell - In March 1995, only two years into office, Senator Campbell switched parties from Democrat to Republican, in the wake of publicized disputes he had with the Colorado Democratic Party


1996

Marc Crawford - He was previously the head coach of four other organizations and won a Stanley Cup in 1996 with the Colorado Avalanche

 

Marc Crawford - The next season, the Nordiques franchise was relocated to Colorado as the Avalanche, and Crawford won his first and only championship thus far as a player or coach in 1996, defeating the Florida Panthers in four games

 

Timothy McVeigh - On February 20, 1996, the Court granted a change of venue and ordered that the case be transferred from Oklahoma City to the U.S. District Court in Denver , Colorado, to be presided over by U.S. District Judge Richard Paul Matsch

 

On September 11, 1996, Anschutz sold the combined company to the Union Pacific Railroad, creating the largest railroad network in the United States add something


1997

Hunter S. Thompson - Part of his work with The Fourth Amendment Foundation centered around support of Lisl Auman, a Colorado woman who was sentenced for life in 1997 under felony murder charges for the death of police officer Bruce VanderJagt, despite contradictory statements and dubious evidence

 

John Denver - Funeral services were held at Faith Presbyterian Church in Aurora, Colorado, on October 17, 1997, being officiated by Pastor Les Felker, a retired Air Force chaplain


1998

Ben Nighthorse Campbell - In 1998, Senator Campbell won re-election by what was the largest margin in Colorado history for a state-wide race


1999

Roger Daltrey - In addition, Daltrey performed at benefits in Vail, Colorado, in 1999, and attended a PETA benefit with Sarah McLachlan and Chrissie Hynde in the same year


2000

Terry Nichols - Nichols was brought from the prison in Colorado to Oklahoma in January 2000 to face the state trial on 160 capital counts of first-degree murder and one count each of fetal homicide, first-degree arson, and conspiracy


2001

Uranium price increases from 2001 to 2007 prompted a number of companies to revive uranium mining in $Colorado (USS_Colorado) add something


2003

The state's senior property tax exemption was temporarily suspended by the $Colorado (USS_Colorado) Legislature in 2003 add something

 

Kobe Bryant - In 2003, Bryant was accused of sexual assault after having sex with a hotel employee in Colorado

 

Kobe Bryant - In the summer of 2003, the sheriff's office of Eagle, Colorado, arrested Bryant in connection with an investigation of a sexual assault complaint filed by 19-year old hotel employee Katelyn Faber


2004

Todd Bertuzzi - On February 16, 2004, during a game between Vancouver and Colorado, Avalanche center Steve Moore injured Canucks team captain Markus Näslund by checking him in the head while Näslund was reaching for the puck ahead of him


2005

Ryan Adams - Adams performed at subsequent outings of Phil Lesh and Friends, including a two-night stand at Red Rocks Amphitheatre outside of Denver , Colorado and on New Year's Eve 2005 at the Bill Graham Event Center in San Francisco

 

Todd Bertuzzi - On February 17, 2005, Moore filed a lawsuit in a Colorado court against Bertuzzi

 

Hunter S. Thompson - The Colorado Supreme Court eventually overturned Auman's sentence in March 2005, shortly after Thompson's death, and Auman is now free

 

Todd Bertuzzi - The lawsuit was thrown out in October 2005, as the Colorado judge ruled the case was better suited for Canadian courts, as Moore and all the defendants were Canadian citizens


2006

The tax break was scheduled to return for assessment year 2006, payable in 2007 add something

 

There were a total of 70,331 births in $Colorado (USS_Colorado) in 2006 add something

 

Ben Nighthorse Campbell - He expressed interest in running for Governor of Colorado in 2006

 

James Dobson - In 2006, Family Research Council spent more than a half million dollars to promote a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage in its home state of Colorado


2007

Colin Powell - At the 2007 Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado, Powell revealed that he had spent two and a half hours explaining to President Bush "the consequences of going into an Arab country and becoming the occupiers

 

John Denver - The Colorado state legislature adopted "Rocky Mountain High" as one of its state songs in 2007

 

Stephen Colbert - Colbert was named Person of the Year by the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado on March 3, 2007 and was given the Speaker of the Year *award by The Cross Examination Debate Association on March 24, 2007 for his "drive to expose the rhetorical shortcomings of contemporary political discourse"

 

John Denver - On March 12, 2007, the Colorado Senate passed a resolution to make Denver's trademark 1972 hit "Rocky Mountain High" one of the state's two official state songs, sharing duties with its predecessor, "Where the Columbines Grow"

 

James Dobson - On June 13, 2007, the National Right to Life Committee ousted Colorado Right to Life after the latter ran a full-page ad criticizing Dobson

 

Byron White - White was inducted into the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Hall of Fame on July 14, 2007, in addition to being a member of the College Football Hall of Fame and the University of Colorado's Athletic Hall of Fame, where he is enshrined as "The Greatest Buff Ever"


2008

However, it became a competitive swing state by the turn of the century, and voted consecutively for Democrat Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, as well as Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016 add something

 

Price drops and financing problems in late 2008 forced these companies to cancel or scale back uranium-mining project add something

 

The state is known for its progressive views on abortion and assisted suicide; Coloradans rejected a 2008 referendum that would have criminalized abortion, and approved a measure in 2016 that legalized assisted suicide in the state, and remains one of six states to have legalized assisted suicide add something

 

Tim Russert - On the MSNBC show "Tucker", Russert predicted the battleground states of the 2008 presidential election would be New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona and Nevada, saying, "If Democrats can win three of those four, they can lose Ohio and Florida, and win the presidency

 

Joe Sakic - On June 21, 2008, Sakic had a talk with Colorado General Manager, François Giguère, and said that he is uncertain with his future with the Colorado Avalanche

 

Jandek - On July 25, 2008, Jandek performed at the Bug Theatre in Denver , Colorado, his first-ever in the state and one of the few in the west


2009

The United States Census Bureau estimated that the population of $Colorado (USS_Colorado) exceeded five million in 2009 add something


2010

Boulder, $Colorado (USS_Colorado) was named America's Foodiest Town 2010 by Bon Appétit add something

 

CNBC's list of "Top States for Business for 2010" has recognized $Colorado (USS_Colorado) as the third-best state in the nation, falling short to only Texas and Virginia add something

 

The largest denominations by number of adherents in 2010 were the Catholic Church with 811,630; non-denominational Evangelical Protestants with 229,981; and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with 151,433 add something


2011

Ben Nighthorse Campbell - Completed in 2011, Lake Nighthorse, a 120,000 acre foot reservoir in southwester Colorado is named in his honor

 

John Denver - On April 21, 2011, John Denver became the first inductee into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame

 

On August 22, 2011, a 5,3 magnitude earthquake occurred west-southwest of the city of Trinidad add something


2012

In 2012, voters amended the state constitution protecting "personal use" of marijuana for adults, establishing a framework to regulate cannabis in a manner similar to alcohol add something

 

Rod Blagojevich - He reported to prison on March 15, 2012 at Federal Correctional Institution, Englewood in Littleton, Colorado

 

Madeleine Albright - In August 2012, when speaking at a Obama campaign event in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, Albright was asked the question "How long will you blame that previous administration for all of your problems-", to which she replied "Forever"

 

On November 6, 2012, voters amended the state constitution to protect "personal use" of marijuana for adults, establishing a framework to regulate marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol add something


2014

According to a report in the Journal of the American Medical Association, residents of $Colorado (USS_Colorado) had a 2014 life expectancy of 80,21 years, the longest of any U.S. state add something

 

Same-sex marriage in $Colorado (USS_Colorado) has been legal since 2014, and it was the first state in the U.S. to legalize recreational cannabis, and one of the first jurisdictions on Earth to do so by popular referendum add something

 

The first recreational marijuana shops in $Colorado (USS_Colorado), and by extension the United States, opened their doors on January 1, 2014 add something

 

In August 2014, $Colorado (USS_Colorado) began to issue driver licenses to aliens not lawfully in the United States who lived in Colorado add something

 

In September 2014, KCNC reported that 524 non-citizens were issued $Colorado (USS_Colorado) driver licenses that are normally issued to U.S. citizens living in Colorado add something


2015

In 2015, "Furious 7" was to film driving sequences on Pikes Peak Highway in $Colorado (USS_Colorado) add something


2016

In the 2016 election, the Democratic party won the $Colorado (USS_Colorado) electoral college votes add something

 

The Greater Denver Metropolitan Area, with an estimated 2016 population of 3,470,235, is considered the largest metropolitan area within the state and is found within the larger Front Range Urban Corridor, home to around 5,000,000 people add something


2017

In 2017, $Colorado (USS_Colorado) recorded the second-lowest fertility rate in the United States outside of New England, after Oregon, at 1,63 children per woman add something


2018

Colorado became the first U.S. state to elect an openly gay governor, Jared Polis, in the 2018 gubernatorial election add something

 

In 2018, Wine Enthusiast Magazine named $Colorado (USS_Colorado)'s Grand Valley AVA in Mesa County, Colorado, as one of the Top Ten wine travel destinations in the world add something

 

In early morning hours of August 24, 2018, four minor earthquakes rattled the state of $Colorado (USS_Colorado) ranging from magnitude 2,9 to 4,3 add something