Today is All Saints Day.
1620 Mayflower Compact signed, albeit by a minority of those who traveled over.
1835 Texans begin siege of San Antonio.
1866 William J. Fetterman arrives at Ft. Phil Kearney.
1886 First snowfall of what would prove to be a disastrous winter. Attribution. Wyoming State Archives.
1904 Army War College opens, with Capt. John J. Pershing in the first class. Pershing's father in law was U.S. Sen. Francis E. Warren of Cheyenne.
1911 The Wyoming General Hospital opens in Casper, Wyoming. The hospital remains open today, in different quarters, as the Wyoming Medical Center.
1919 A contingent of the 15th Cavalry under the command of Major Warren Dean arrived at Ft. Mackenzie from Ft. D. A. Russell in order to deal with labor strife at Carneyville, near Sheridan.
1940 The 115th Cavalry Regiment, Wyoming National Guard, re-designated the115th Cavalry Regiment (Horse Mechanized). The change in designation came about as a reflection in a de facto change in the TOE of the unit, which was made into a new category in the Army. Horse Mechanized was a late horse cavalry era effort to incorporate motorization within the horse mounted units. While no horse mechanized unit ever saw action in the U.S. Army during World War Two, the concept was not far from what was actually employed by the Soviet Union during the war.
The 115th Cavalry had a very good reputation early in its mobilization period, and was highly praised by Lucien Truscott, the World War Two general, in his book Twilight of the Cavalry.
1943 The War Housing Administration met with residents of Green River about upcoming housing projects. Attribution: Wyoming State Historical Society.
1957 A blizzard featuring ice storms, a relatively rare event in Wyoming, commenced.
1995 A major winter storm closed highways.
2000 A blizzard in northeastern Wyoming brought down power lines in the area.