1542 New laws passed in Spain giving protection against the enslavement of Indians in America.
1813 One of the two dates of death given for John Colter. Colter was a member of the Corps of Discovery. Following his early discharge in 1806 in North Dakota, before the expedition had fully returned, he joined a party of trappers as a guide and famously was the first American to describe thermal activity in the Yellowstone country. He fought in Nathan Boone's Rangers in the War of 1812, and spent the final years of his life as a farmer in Missouri.
1858 Denver, Colorado is founded as Denver City. It was named for Kansas Territorial Governor James W. Denver and was in the Territory of Kansas at the time.
1877 Governor Thayer approved a memorandum to Congress protesting against a proposed division of the Wyoming Territory.
As evident from the various discussions of territorial boundaries found on this site, the boundaries and governmental entities applicable to what is now the State of Wyoming were remarkably fluid up until at least the 1870s.
1889 A fire damaged the state Capitol. Attribution: Wyoming State Historical Society.
1892 Burlington Northern rails reach Sheridan.
1963 President John F. Kennedy assassinated in Dallas, TX.
1982 President Reagan informed Congress of his intent to deploy MX missles to hardened silos under the command of F. E. Warren AFB.
2010 Gov. Matt Mead announced that Greg Phillips would take over as Wyoming's Attorney General under his administration.
2012 Today was Thanksgiving Day for 2012.