1862 The Postmaster General of the United States ordered mail carriers to forgo the trail over South Pass in favor of the Overland Trail due to the risk of Indian attacks. Attribution: On This Day.
1908 The USS Wyoming (BM-10) renamed the USS Cheyenne. There's no doubt a real level of confusion on the 20th Century USS Wyoming surface vessels, which I've inadvertently contributed to, as there were two capitol ships by that name, which is very rarely noted in some sources. The first was a less substantial ship than the second. That ship, the USS Wyoming BM-10 served under that name until 1908, when a larger class of battleships started coming in and the name was cleared for the USS Wyoming (BB-32). I'll have to go back and correct entries on this ship, which is very frequently confused win the second battleship. The first USS Wyoming became the USS Cheyenne, and was decommissioned twice, once putting in in the Washington Naval Militia. It was converted to a submarine tender before World War One, which shows how much smaller this "monitor" was than the later battleships. It was ultimately sold for scrap in 1939.
1912 There was flooding in Buffalo. Attribution: Wyoming State Historical Society.
1931 Electricity brought to Dayton and Ranchester. Attribution: Wyoming State Historical Society.
1947 The USS Wyoming (BB-32) entered the Norfolk Naval Shipyard to begin decommissioning. Attribution: While this is a sad event, having caught my earlier error regarding the confusion of the BM-10 with the BB-32, I"d note that this ship's service life extended from May 21, 1911 until August 1, 1947. Most of the entries on this site about the USS Wyoming are about this ship, but a few are on the earlier monitor, which I'll go back and correct. On This Day.