It's International Cat Day. August 8.
1854 Smith and Wesson patented a pattern of metallic cartridge.
1902 The first Weston County "Old Timers' Day" held. Attribution: Wyoming State Historical Society.
1916 The Cheyenne State Leader for August 8, 1916. The mysterious disappearance of Private Dilley
Guardsman Pvt. Dilley mysteriously disappeared.
1929 Major Doyen P. Wardwell of Casper, a World War One veteran of the Lafayette Escadrille and a pioneer Wyoming aviator, dies in an airplane crash. The Wardwell Addition to the City of Casper would be named after him, and the Casper Municipal Airport was renamed for him. That airport later formed some of the city streets for Bar Nunn Wyoming.
1936 Ernest Hemingway visited Laramie. Hemingway visited Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain fairly frequently. Attribution: Wyoming State Historical Society.
1944 Wyoming has its smallest lamb crop in eight year. This was likely due to sheep requirements during World War Two, which would have reduced the number of ewes. Attribution: Wyoming State Historical Society.
1989 Robert Arthur Harris, the first Wyomingite to become a Major League baseball player, died in North Platte Nebraska. He was born in Gillette in 1915.
1991 The keel was laid down for SSBN 742, the USS Wyoming.