1871 The Territorial Legislature authorized the formation of militia companies, the birth of the Wyoming National Guard.
1890 A New Year's Ball was held in the Casper Town Hall to benefit the Casper Cornet Band. Attribution. Wyoming State Historical Society.
1912 USS Wyoming made the President' flagship.
1916 The Cheyenne State Leader for December 31, 1916. Going out on a belligerent note.
And so 1916 would not go out on a peaceful note.
Carranza was unhappy that the protocol did not require a UW withdraw, the Allies were not tempted by peace. The Army was taking a position contrary to what supposedly the Administration was taking, if reports were accurate, in that it wanted to withdraw the expedition in Mexico.
A bizarre headline was featured on the front page indicating that "churchmen" were opposing "premature peace" in Europe, with the promise that details would be provided the following day.
1925 The legendary Swan Land & Cattle Company issued it's corporate holdings report for the year.
1941 Big Piney, Pinedale, Nowood, and Star Valley became the first Wyoming Conservation Districts when their Certifications of Organization were signed by Wyoming's Secretary of State Lester Hunt.
1950 Frank Barrett resigned from the US House of Representatives, where he ad been Wyoming's Congressman, in order that he could take office as Governor.
1952 The 187th Fighter Bomber Squadron, Wyoming Air National Guard (F-51s) released from active service. During their service in Korea nine 187th pilots were lost.
1974 Private U.S. citizens were allowed to buy and own gold for the first time in more than 40 years.
1976 Wyoming hit by a statewide blizzard.
1978 Clifford Hanson, who was leaving his office as U.S. Senator, resigned, thereby allowing his successor, Alan K. Simpson to have Hanson's seniority by virtue of short appointment to replace him.
2011 The year departs with a Central Wyoming blizzard.
A snowy Consolidated Royalty Building in Casper Wyoming.
2012 Severe cold grips the state on the last day of 2012.
First Interstate Bank Building in Casper Wyoming, displaying 1F on their time and temperature sign.
Elsewhere. 1695 A window tax is imposed in England, causing many householders to brick up windows to avoid the tax.
1961 The Marshall Plan expired after distributing more than $12 billion in foreign aid.