1859 The Eldorado opens in Denver. That city's first hotel.
1876 The Secretary of the Interior reports that Sitting Bull's band has not reported to the reservation and the matter is turned over to the Department of the Army.
1889 Running water supplied to Buffalo for the first time. Attribution. Wyoming State Historical Society.
1919 Friday Farming. February 1, 1919. Wyoming Stockman Farmer
1921 Elias Homstand, a Norwegian citizen living in Casper, received a patent for a reciprocating saw.
1929 Carl Sandburg gave a lecture at the University of Wyoming. Attribution: Wyoming State Historical Society.
1943 A bill requiring pre marital tests for women signed by Gov. Hunt. Such a bill would be regarded as an unconscionable sexist act today, but in the medical context of the time it was a rational attempt at controlling the spread of certain diseases. Attribution: Wyoming State Archives.
1944 Mike Enzie born in Bermerton Washington. His father was in the service at the time and the family returned to Thermopolis after his father's discharge following World War Two.. He has served as a Senator for Wyoming since 1997.
Enzi has been a very popular Wyoming politician. He was a successful businessman in Gillette, first in his family's shoe store business, and then as an accountant, prior to entering politics locally.
1947 The Plains Cottonwood adopted as the State Tree.
2003 A 3.7 magnitude earthquake occurs near Casper.
2007 Montana filed suit against Wyoming and North Dakota, in the Supreme Court, which has original jurisdiction over suits between states, concerning water appropriations from the Tongue and Powder Rivers. Oral arguments were heard on January 10, 2011, in the cause. The Court issued its decision on May 2, 2011.