Gillette Wyoming is named after him.
1877 Cheyenne incorporated by the Territorial Legislature.
1911 Hiram S. Manville, after whom Manville in Niobrara County is named, died in Nebraska. He was a rancher and worked for large ranches in the region, and was influential in the early development of the town.
1914 Grace Raymond Hebard became first woman admitted to state bar.
This was a remarkable achievement in and of itself, but it only one of a string of such accomplishments made by Hebard. She was also the first woman to graduate from the Engineering Department of the University of Iowa, in an era when there engineering was an overwhelmingly male profession. She followed this 1882 accomplishment by acquiring a 1885 MA from the same school, and then an 1893 PhD in political science from Wesleyan University. She went to work for the State of Wyoming in 1882 and rose to the position of Deputy State Engineer under legendary State Engineer Elwood Mead. She moved to Laramie in 1891 and was instrumental in the administration of the University of Wyoming. She was a significant figure in the suffrage movement, and a proponent in Wyoming of Americanization, a view shared by such figures such as Theodore Roosevelt.
She was an amateur historian as well, which is what she is best remembered for today. Unfortunately, her historical works were tinged with romanticism and have not been regarded as wholly reliable in later years. Her history of Sacajawea, which followed 30 years of research, is particularly questioned and would seem to have made quite a few highly romantic erroneous conclusions. On a more positive note, the same impulses lead her to be very active in the marking of historic Wyoming trails.
While she was the first woman to be admitted to the Wyoming State Bar, she never actually practiced law. Her book collection is an important part of the University of Wyoming's American Heritage Center's collection today.
1916 Former Governor John Osborne concludes his service as Assistant Secretary of State for the Wilson Administration.
John E. Osborne at the start of his service as Assistant Secretary of State.
It had been rumored for weeks that the former Democratic Governor would step down, with motivations being various cited as an intent to run for the U.S. Senate and a desire to return his Western holdings. All of that may have been partial motivators. He did retain agricultural and business holdings in Wyoming and a 1918 run for the Senate showed he had not lost interest in politics. However, he also found himself in increasing disagreement with his employer on Wilson's policies in regards to the war in Europe. So, at this point, prior to Wilson's second term commencing, he stepped down and returned to Wyoming with his wife Selina, who was twenty years his junior.
1916The Submarine H3 runs aground, leading to the ultimate loss of the USS Milwaukee.
The H3 during one of the recovery attempts.
The wrecked USS Milwaukee.
USS Cheyenne, which had been original commissioned as the monitor USS Wyoming.
2006 Staff Sgt. Theodore A. Spatol,1041st Engineer Company, Wyoming Army National Guard, died of illness acquired while in Iraq. He had returned to his home in Thermopolis prior to passing.
Elsewhere: 1916: In strong contrast to the State of Wyoming, Quebec bans women from entering the legal profession.
This was in contrast with progress in suffrage elsewhere in Canada that year, but it wasn't terribly unusual for the time. Note that the first Woman admitted to the bar in Wyoming had only been admitted two years earlier in spite of suffrage dating back to the late 19th Century and in spite of women already having served as justices of the peace and jurors. Having said that, every US state would have admitted at least one woman to the bar by the early 20th Century and many in the late 19th Century
Clara Brett Martin, the first female lawyer in the British Empire.
In these regards the entire British Empire trailed somewhat behind as the first female lawyer in the Empire, Ontario's Clara Brett Martin, wasn't admitted until 1897 after a protracted struggle to obtain that goal.