Wars against the Shoshones are generally rare, as they were generally allied to the US during the second half of the 19th Century.
1870 Sweetwater County organized as Carter County, with South Pass City as the county seat. Attribution: Wyoming State Archives.
1879 Custer Battlefield National Monument established at Little Big Horn, Montana.
1886 Leslie A. Miller born in Junction City, Kansas, a town just outside of Ft. Riley. He would move as a boy with his family to Laramie, where he grew up and attended the University of Wyoming. He joined the Marine Corps during World War One, served as Wyoming Governor from 1932 to 1939, some of the worst years in which to be governor, and then went on to serve on the War Production Board during World War Two.
1939 Irish poet William Butler Yeats died at age 73.
The last lines from Yeats' poem Under Ben Bulben were used on his tombstone, and oddly formed the title of a McMurtry book later adapted for the novel Hud, which is set in Texas, but whose characters are recognizable to any Westerner. The final lines of the poem are:
Cast a cold eye1958 Killer Charles Starkweather apprehended by Sheriff's officers in Wyoming.
On life, on death.
Horseman, pass by!
1964 The Sheridan Inn designated a Historic Landmark. Attribution: On This Day.
1973 The Wyoming State Capitol designated a Historic Landmark. Attribution: On This Day.
Capitol, summer 2011.
2012 An earthquake measuring 3.2 occurred 14 miles east of Atlantic City.