1867 Dakota Territorial Legislature creates Sweetwater County.
1890 The Union Pacific in Cheyenne received twelve new switch engines for distribution. Attribution: Wyoming State Historical Society.
1899 A shipment of 500 cats from New Jersey, being sent to the Philippines for "rat control," passes through Laramie, Wyoming, on the Union Pacific Railroad. That's a lot of cats.
1926 1,000 rabbits shot near Medicine Bow and sent to Rawlins, Wyoming, to feed the hungry.
1934 History repeated itself, according to the Casper Star Tribune:
Hundreds of Homes Enjoy Feast Provided by Great Hunt ...From the Trib's this "A Look Back In Time" column.
"The announcement that the thousands of rabbits taken by scores of nimrods in the most successful hunt of its kind ever staged in Wyoming were 'ready for the skillet' was all that was needed. ...
"Rabbits, skinned and washed to meet the taste of the most discriminating, disappeared as if by magic. The success of the hunt was only eclipsed by the appreciation of hundreds who came in a steady stream, and by 2 o'clock yesterday a supply which was expected to meet all demands was completely exhausted. ...
"No one tried to make off with more than a reasonable share. ...
The most taken by one family was 11 rabbits for a family of 10. Many asked only for two to four, depending upon the number in the household.
"The result was that rabbit sizzled and fried in hundreds of Casper homes last night."
1943 The USS Casper, a Tacoma Class frigate, launched.
1941 American authorities in the Philippines declared Manila an open city.
1945 The World Bank was created with an agreement signed by 28 nations.
Elsewhere: 1900 Carry Nation carried out her first public smashing of a bar, at the Carey Hotel in Wichita, Kan.
1979 Soviet forces seized control of Afghanistan.