1881 The Laramie Boomerang, Laramie's newspaper, first published. It's still being published today.
1883. Alfred Packer arrested near Ft Fetterman, Wyoming. Packer was wanted for murder, and the following cannibalism, of his fellows in the Colorado mountains while they were wintering over in a gold seeking expedition in the winter of 1873-74. Packer denied the charges at first, but ultimately confessed, but was twice convicted. His 1883 arrest reflects his attempt to flee in 1874, after his first confession. He received a 40 year sentence for his crimes, but was released in 1901, and thereafter went to work as a guard for the Denver Post.
A dining hall at the University of Colorado is mischievously named the Alfred G. Packer Memorial Grill and sports the motto: "Have a friend for lunch!". A menu item is the "El Canibal" The school features an "Alfred Packers Days" event.
Packer was twice enlisted in the US Army during the Civil War. He first served in the 16th Infantry, but was discharged after several months due to epilepsy. He later joined the 8th Iowa Cavalry, but was again discharged for the same reason.
1887 Calamity Jane reported in town by a Cheyenne newspaper.
1888 The blizzard of 1888 struck the northeastern United States resulting in some deaths.
1888 Sheridan County organized. Attribution: Wyoming State Historical Society.
1916 The Punitive Expedition: The March 11, 1916 news
Laramie's troops were still delayed in Cheyenne, but Laramie was planning a big welcome for them when they returned. Otherwise, Ft. D. A. Russell's contingent of Guardsmen were leaving for all points.
1941 Roosevelt signs the Lend Lease Act.
1942 Gen. Douglas MacArthur left the Philippines for Australia.
1973 A FBI officer shot and killed at Wounded Knee, South Dakota.
2005 Wyoming's largest movie theater opened in Cheyenne. Attribution: Wyoming State Historical Society.
1811 Englishman Ned Ludd led a group of British workers in a wild protest against mechanization.