1883 Cheyenne newspapers report on a shocking total of 37 executions within a reportable time frame having been conducted by vigilantes.
1886 Edwin Booth, the brother of John Wilkes Booth, appeared in a Cheyenne production of Hamlet in the title role.
1916: The Punitive Expedition: The Casper Daily Press, March 18, 1916
1917 The Laramie Boomerang for March 18, 1917. Extra Edition
1918 The City of Casper reported twenty two arrests during the weekend, perhaps because of an outbreak of excessively boisterous St. Patrick's Day celebrations. Attribution: Wyoming State Historical Society.
1921 Spotted Horse post office established. Spotted Horse was a Crow leader, and the junction is named for him. Attribution: Wyoming State Historical Society.
1929 The coal mine at Cambria was closed. Attribution: Wyoming State Historical Society.
1931 Legendary University of Wyoming geology professor S. H. Knight took these photographs.
1942 US Army Engineers start building Alcan (Alaska) Highway. I've been surprised how many times I've met Wyomingites from that era who worked on it in some capacity.
1968 The U.S. Congress repeals the requirement for a gold reserve to back US currency.
1974 The oil embargo against the US by oil producing Arab states, called in protest of U.S. support of Israel during the 1973 October War, is lifted. U.S. dependency on Arab oil was already well known to the government, given successful efforts to have the Arabs keep the price of oil from rising during later stages of the Vietnam War.
1983 The Redlick (Chambers) Lodge added tot he National Registry of Historic Places. Attribution: On This Day.
1994 The Triceratops was adopted as the official State Dinosaur.
2003 A major snowstorm blanketed Wyoming and Colorado.
1892 Former Canadian Governor General Lord Stanley says he will donate a silver challenge cup as an award for the best hockey team in Canada.
1931 Schick Inc. marketed the first electric razor.
1938 Mexico nationalizes all oil properties of the US and other foreign-owned companies.