To mark The Billings Gazette's 125th anniversary, we look back at news on this date from earlier editions of The Gazette and the frontier publications that merged to form the newspaper.
On April 5:
In 1911: "Tonight another fraternal organization (Loyal Order of the Moose) will be instituted in Billings and beginning with tomorrow about 200 men of this city will be using the mystic password and grip of an order concerning which little has been heard in this section of Montana."
In 1935: "Probable establishment in the near future of an air-mail terminal at the Billings municipal airport, became known here Friday. ... This will give Billings the only air-mail distributing unit between St. Paul and Spokane."
In 1986: " Eastern Montana College's psychology professor Dr. Helen Wilson, a longtime activist for women's rights who is fighting against the effects of a stroke she suffered 18 months ago, is the first entrant in the Montana Women's Run in Billings. And, she will travel the course in a wheelchair."