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Monday, February 11, 2013

February 11

1805   Sacajawea gives birth to her first child, Jean Baptiste Charbonneau at Fort Mandan, in what is now North Dakota.

It has been claimed that Jean Baptiste lived until 1885 and is buried, along with Sacajawea, on the Wind River Reservation.  The evidence for this, however, is weak on both accounts.  The better evidence is that neither died in Wyoming, and that Jean Baptiste far outlived his mother, but that he died in 1866 due to a sudden illness, brought about by an accidental plunge into icy water, in Oregon.

1842   Texas marines mutinied aboard the schooner San Antonio.  Attribution:  On This Day.

1890   President Benjamin Harrison orders 11 million acres of Sioux Reservation, South Dakota, territory open for settlement. This leads the "Ghost Dance"  and ultimately Wounded Knee.

Note this same item was listed for yesterday so apparently there's some disagreement as to the date.

1904 President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed strict neutrality for the U.S. in the Russo-Japanese War.

1911   Governor Carey signed the "Direct Primary Law", which was part of a general movement towards such primaries throughout the United States.

1917  Commissioner of Labor authorized by legislature.  Attribution:  Wyoming State Historical Society.

1917   The Sherdian Enterprise for February 11, 1917; Austrian officers dudes no more, U.S. reestablished diplomatic relations with Mexico.
I haven't put too many Sheridan Enterprise up here, but this one I had to because of the great headline about Austrian officers

Wow.  Austrian officers "cease to be dudes".

That probably doesn't quite read the same way now.

In other items, this issue also reported the war news and on the restoration of diplomatic relations with Mexico.  And again, a tragic automobile accident was reported.
Sunday State Leader for February 11, 1917. Diplomatic relations with Mexico restored.
Things were changing a bit in our relationship with Mexico, as this paper, and one more I'll put up from this date, shows.

Wyoming's National Guard was still  on the border, but the US was reestablishing relations with Mexico, recognizing the Constitutionalist as the legitimate government of the country.

Also in the news was the crisis with Germany, not surprisingly.  And the legislature was still in session.

Radicalism was popping up in Cuba.

Fatal automobile accident,s, a nearly constant news item of the early automobile era, were also in the news.
1994  A 5.3 earthquake occurred about 50 miles from Jackson.

2006  The Dick Cheney,  Harry Whittington, accidental shooting incident.

Elsewhere:   1943   General Eisenhower selected to command the allied armies in Europe.

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