1767 Hugo Oconór became ad interim governor of the Spanish Mexican province of Texas. Attribution: On This Day.
1865 Ft. Connor established by Gen. Patrick Connor, 6th Mich Cav. The 6th Mich Cavalry was serving in Wyoming at the time. The fort was renamed Ft. Reno for late Maj. Gen. Jesse L. Reno later that year. The fort was abandoned in 1868 as a condition of the peace treaty that resulted in the end of Red Cloud's War, which is generally regarded as the only Plains Indian War which resulted in a clear cut Indian victory.
1868 Ft. Reno abandoned.
1890 A gold strike was reported near Lander. Attribution: Wyoming State Historical Society.
1904 Prisoners in Laramie's jail were lynched by a crowd. Attribution: Wyoming State Historical Society.
1943 Salvage of tin cans begins in Cheyenne. Attribution: Wyoming State Historical Society.
1963 Martin Luther King delivers his "I have a dream" speech at a large rally in Washington D.C.