1835 The first battle of the Texas Revolution took place as Texans defeated a Mexican cavalry near the Guadalupe River.
1874 President Grant visited Cheyenne.
1909 It is announced that a coyote proof fence had been invented. Attribution: Wyoming State Historical Society.
1919 President Woodrow Wilson suffered a stroke that left him partially paralyzed. He had only recently been in Cheyenne.
1924 Governor William B. Ross died while in office . His wife, Nellie Tayloe Ross, would become the US's first women governor the month thereafter when she won in a special election in spite of not campaigning. She would serve only until 1926, however, when she would loose a subsequent election.
1937 David McCullough, historian, biographer born. One of his fine biographies is Mornings On Horseback, which deals with the early years of Theodore Roosevelt.
1950 The comic strip "Peanuts" by Charles M. Schulz was first published.
1998 Major General Dennis K. Jackson becomes Chief of Ordinance for the Army. He is a University of Wyoming graduate.