1817 Fransisco Xavier Mina's force defeated at Venadito, Mexico, by Spanish forces. Attribution: On This Day.
1858 Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States, North Dakota rancher, and hunter in Wyoming was born in New York City.
1862 Captain Peter Van Winkle, 6th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, reported that he had 28 men on station, had completed quarters and had completed construction of a stable, at Platte Bridge Station. The location was not an entirely new one, as it was the location of Guinards Bridge on the Oregon Trail and had periodically been occupied by the Army previously. His construction efforts, which essentially completed the original post, were new, however. He also reported that he had sufficient stores of food to last until April, although the size of his command would double by the end of the week.
1867 Troops from Ft. D. A. Russell destroyed squatters shanties on the Union Pacific line near Cheyenne.
1873 Joseph F. Glidden applied for a patent on barbed wire. Barbed wire would have a huge impact on the western range.
1880 Theodore Roosevelt married Alice Lee.
1918 Ed Herschler born in Kemmerer. He was governor from 1975 to 1987.
1922 The Schwartz Brothers Haberdashers store opened in Cheyenne. Attribution: Wyoming State Historical Society.
1933 Ernest Hemingway's collection of short stories "Winner Take Nothing", including "Wine of Wyoming", was published. Attribution: On This Day.
1943 1,281 people in Lusk registered for Ration Book IV. The Big Piney Examiner published the application form in its newspaper for the same several days earlier and many newspaper around the country ran articles in their papers about the application dates for the new ration book, such as the Tulia Herald in Texas.
This book replaced No. 3, an example of which is below:
1947 "You Bet Your Life," starring Groucho Marx, premiered on ABC Radio.
2009 A funeral service for former Governor Clifford Hanson was held in Jackson's St. John's Episcopal Church.