Today is Stirling Settlers Day in Alberta.
1832 Benjamin Bonneville leads the first wagon train to cross the Rocky Mountains at South Pass. Bonneville was an Army officer on a two year leave of absence from the Army at the time, during which time he acted as a fur trader, but during which he also spent a great deal of time exploring.
1865 Sioux go into camp near Platte Bridge Station.
1866 The Battle of Clear Creek occurred near present day Buffalo in which Indians besieged a wagon train. The wagon train was able to send word to Ft. Phil Kearny and was relieved by a part of soldiers the following day.
1884 "Stuart's Stranglers", an anti rustling vigilante group,organized at Granville Stuart's DHS ranch in Montana.
1890 Ester Hobart Morris was an honored guests at a banquet celebrating Wyoming's statehood.
1897 African-American soldiers of the 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps arrived in St. Louis, Mo., after completing a 40-day bike ride from Missoula, Montana. Their route took them across north east Wyoming.
1915 A Cheyenne man beat a train in a Denver to Cheyenne race, of sorts. Attribution: Wyoming State Historical Society.
1925 Vice President Charles Dawes visited the movie set of The Pony Express in Cheyenne. Attribution: Wyoming State Historical Society.
1928 Frontier Days started. Apparently at this time it was the "daddy", not the "granddaddy" of them all.
1935 Frontier Days started.
1938 Instant coffee was invented. Nestle came up with the first instant coffee after 8 years of experiments leading to the Allied victory in World War Two.
1945 Frontier Days started.
1969 Apollo 11, the first manned mission to the moon, splashed down safely in the Pacific.
1972 Ames Monument added to the National Register of Historic Places. Attribution: On This Day.
1994 Union Pacific turntable and roundhouse in Cheyenne added to the National Register of Historic Places.
UP Cheyenne roundhouse.