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This blog was updated on a daily basis for about two years, with those daily entries ceasing on December 31, 2013. The blog is still active, however, and we hope that people stopping in, who find something lacking, will add to the daily entries.

The blog still receives new posts as well, but now it receives them on items of Wyoming history. That has always been a feature of the blog, but Wyoming's history is rich and there are many items that are not fully covered here, if covered at all. Over time, we hope to remedy that.

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Friday, January 25, 2013

January 25

1839  The Republic of Texas, of which a small portion of Wyoming was part of, adopted a coat of arms.  Attribution:  On This Day.

1885   Laura Ingalls, age 18, married Almanzo Wilder in De Smet, South Dakota.  Mrs. Wilder became the author of the Little House On the Prairie books.

1897  Chief Washakie baptized by Episcopal priest John Roberts.

1915  The modern Wyoming Bar Association formed.  Wyoming has a self governing bar, and the Bar Association serves a semi governmental function in that capacity.  At the time of its inception it had 95 members.

1967  Jade adopted as the state gemstone.

2006  It was reported that the University of Pennsylvania received a rancher's gift of land with dinosaur fossils.  Attribution:  On This Day.


1995 Russia's early-warning defense radar detects an unexpected missile launch near Norway, and Russian military command estimates the missile to be only minutes from impact on Moscow. Boris Yeltsin, his defense minister, and his chief of staff were informed of the missile launch and the nuclear command systems switched to combat mode, and the nuclear suitcases carried by Yeltsin and his top commander were activated for the first time in the history of the Soviet-made weapons system. Five minutes after the launch, Russian command determined that the missile's impact point would be outside Russia's borders. Three more minutes passed, and Yeltsin was informed that the launching was likely not part of a surprise nuclear strike. During the episode, the Russians waited longer than the time that would have been necessary to actually react to a real missile strike.

An actual rocket had been launched from Spitzbergen, Norway and was actually carrying instruments for scientific measurements. Norway had notified 35 countries, including Russia, of the exact details of the planned launch. 

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