1820 John Milton Thayer, Brig Gen, U.S., born. He was appointed Governor of the Territory of Wyoming by President Ulysses S. Grant. He served from 1875 to 1878. He also served as the Governor of Nebraska from 1887 to 1892.
1873 Congress approves funds to rebuilt the Territorial Penitentiary in Laramie. Attribution: On This Day.
1878 First telephone conversation between Laramie and Cheyenne. Attribution: Wyoming State Historical Society.
1878 General Cook stated that there was no military need to keep troops at Fort Fred Steele or Fort Sanders, two posts in southern Wyoming on the Union Pacific. Attribution: On This Day.
1935 Canned beer makes its debut on this day with canned Krueger's Finest Beer and Krueger's Cream Ale.
1945 The Legislature rejects a junior college plan.