1864 Charles Russell born. The Missouri born artist would move to Montana at a young age and leave a record of unique and accurate depictions of ranching on the Northern Plains.
1868 Sioux led by Crazy Horse attacked Horsecreek Station, which is on the Wyoming Nebraska border
1890 A party of wagon traveling emigrants stopped at La Grange to inquire about the availability of land. Attribution: Wyoming State Historical Society.
1917 The Supreme Court upheld the eight-hour work day for railroads.
1918 Congress approved daylight-saving time thereby dooming legions of commuters to biannual time adjustments.
1919 St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Buffalo achieves regular self support parish status.
1920 The U.S. Senate rejected the Treaty of Versailles for a second time.
1928 The High Plains Horticulture Research Station, later the Cheyenne Horticulture Field Station, established. Attribution: On This Day.
1942 President Roosevelt ordered men between 45 and 64 to register for non military duty.
1952 The 1,000,000th Jeep was produced. One of the first popular civilian 4x4 vehicles, the Jeep had, of course, started off as a military car. The 4x4 revolutionized the ranching industry in Wyoming, although principally through the introduction of the 4x4 truck, not the Jeep. The Power Wagon had also received its start as a military vehicle. The Dodge Power Wagon would be the first widespread 4x4 truck to be used in the ranching industry, and up until quite recently a fair number of Wyoming ranches were still using Power Wagons purchased in the 40s and 50s.
1958 Willys M38A1 Army Jeep, that I once owned. My first car.
The 4x4 also revolutionized wintertime travel in Wyoming and allowed for winter access to the backcountry for many people, including many town people, for the first time during the winter months.
Early Dodge Power Wagon 1/2 ton Army vehicle, on the Laramie Plains, 1985. This variant was rapidly replaced by a 3/4 ton variant, as this variant proved too top heavy and therefore unstable.
1931 Nevada legalized gambling.
1953 The Academy Awards ceremony was televised for the first time.
1966 The South Korean Assembly votes to send 20,000 additional troops to Vietnam to join the 21,000 already serving there.