1859 The screw sloop USS Wyoming launched. It saw action during the Civil War and in the Far East during the Civil War. While named Wyoming, it was not named after the state, which of course had not yet been named that.
USS Wyoming in the Battle of Shimonoseki Straits, when she became the first US warship to fire in action in defense of U.S. treaty rights in Japan.
1872 A courthouse in Albany County was completed. Attribution: Wyoming State Historical Society.
1896 Butch Cassidy (Robert LeRoy Parker) released from the State Penitentiary after serving a term for horse theft. Attribution: Wyoming State Historical Society.
1911 Park County organized. Attribution: Wyoming State Historical Society.
1912 The Rt. Rev. Patrick A. McGovern named the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Cheyenne.
1923 Union Pacific firemen had a dance at the Masonic Temple in Rawlins.
1938 First concrete poured on the construction of Seminoe Dam.
It always surprises me to read of these wintertime concrete efforts. And Seminoe is at pretty high altitude too.
1966 Dick Cheney received his six exemption from the draft, this one being for a married man with dependents.
2017 The District Court in Cheyenne dismissed a lawsuit brought by former Wyoming Representative Gerald Gay of Casper, and Karl Allred, an Evanston resident. The suit had named Governor Mead, Wyoming Attorney General Michaels and a selection of legislators over allegations over improper granting of contracts for the capitol renovation project. The suit always had a politicized atmosphere to it as Gay was a far right conservative firebrand who went down in defeat in the last election over his comments regarding women, which shocked his own party. The plaintiffs were further represented by Drake Hill, the husband for former Wyoming Secretary of Education Cindy Hill, who has been a controversial figure. Hill, following the court's decision, vowed to appeal the ruling.