1891 Gen. Nelson Miles reports that the Sioux are returning to Pine Ridge following the events at Wounded Knee on December 19, 1890.
1920 The first fatal air accident to occur near Casper occurred, taking the life of pilot Bert Cole and passenger Maud Toomey. Ms. Toomey is also the first female air fatality in Wyoming. The very early airport in use at this time was located where the town of Evansville now sits, and a memorial to Ms. Toomey, who was a schoolteacher, is located in Evansville. Attribution. Wyoming State Historical Society.
1942 President Roosevelt issues Presidential Proclamation No. 2537, requiring aliens enemy countries to register with the United States Department of Justice.
1981 Peggy Simson Curry named state Poet laureate. She was the first person to be so designated. She was born in Scotland in 1911 and immigrated as a child to Walden Colorado, where here parents worked on a ranch. She moved to Wyoming to attend the University of Wyoming, where she majored in journalism and met her husband. She later taught at Casper College.
While she was memorialized as a "poet", she wrote widely in other genres, having published novels and children's literature as well. She died in 1987.
2015: Governor Mead delivers his State of the State address to the Legislature.
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