1886 Douglas Budget founded. Attribution: On This Day.
1892 Information filed in State of Wyoming v. Alexander Adamson, et al. Murder in the First Degree, chargng Alexander Adamson, William E. Guthrie, William Armstrong and J. A. Garrett with the murder of Rueben "Nick" Ray during the Johnson County War. This was a criminal charge filed in Johnson County, as opposed to Laramie County where the charges stemming from the Johnson County War.
1894 In the reverse of the usual story, Colorado's Governor Davis H. Waite orders the Colorado state militia to protect and support tminers engaged in a strike at Cripple Creek. Mine owners had already formed private army.
1908 A man from Cody Wyoming was the co-winner of the Evanston Wyoming to Denver horse race, one of the long distance horse races that were common in Wyoming at the time.
1912 President Taft signs the Homestead Act of 1912, which reduces the period to "prove up" from five years to three. This was unknowingly on the eve of a major boom in homesteading, as World War One would create a huge demand for wheat for export, followed by the largest number of homestead filings in American history as would be wheat farmers attempted to gain land for the endeavor. Attribution: On This Day.
Wheat farmer, Billings Montana.
1915 British commissioners began to purchase remounts in Wyoming. The purchase of horses for British service in World War One created a boom in horse ranching which would continue, fueled both by British and American service purchases, throughout the war, but which would be followed by a horse ranching crash after the war.
U.S. Army Remounts, Camp Kearney California, 1917.
1944 Allied forces land in Normandy, in an event remembered as "D-Day", although that term actually refers to the day on which any major operation commences. This is not, of course, a Wyoming event, but at least in my youth I knew more than one Wyoming native who had participated in it. Later, I had a junior high teacher whose first husband had died in it. A law school colleague of mine had a father who was a paratrooper in it. And at least one well known Wyoming political figure, Teno Roncolio, participated in it. From the prospective of the Western Allies, it might be the single most significant single day of the campaign in Europe.
All the photos above are courtesy of the United States Army.
1948 President Truman delivered a speech from the Governor's Mansion's porch in Cheyenne. Attribution: Wyoming State Historical Society. He stated:
Text of Speech courtesy of Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office.