1853 Mormon militia dispatched from Salt Lake City to Ft. Bridger with the goal of stopping liquor sales to Indians. Tensions between Mormons and the fort's owners, Jim Bridger and Louis Vasquez had always been high.
1917 New producing oil well came in at the Salt Creek Field. The field was highly active during World War One, and a regional oil boom also occurred, along with a horse boom, because of the war. There was, a result, a great deal of construction in downtown Casper during this era. Attribution: Wyoming State Historical Society.
1980 Guernsey State Park added to the National Register of Historic Places. Attribution: On This Day.
1987 Vern Gardner, Afton born professional basketball player, died in Ogden Utah, where he was a high school basketball coach. He played professional basketball in the late 1940s and early 1950s.
2011 Cmdr. Barry F. Rodrigues relieved Cmdr. William C. McKinney as the commanding officer of SSBN 742 (Blue), the USS Wyoming, during a change-of-command ceremony at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay.