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Sunday, March 3, 2013

March 3

1805   President Jefferson approved the act that created the Territory of Louisiana, which included much of Wyoming.

1836     Skirmish at Agua Dulce in which Mexicans defeat Texians.

1837     US recognizes the Republic of Texas.

1847     Col Alexander W. Doniphan captures the Mexican mint at Chihuahua.

1849     The Home Department, a predecessor of the Interior Department, was established by the Federal Government.

1857  Congress authorizes the Postmaster General to seek bids for an overland stage route for the purpose of carrying mail from the Missouri River to San Francisco.

1863  Parts of Wyoming included in Idaho Territory, which was created by Congress on this day. Attribution:  On This Day.

1870  A Court empanels six women for a six juror jury, for the first time in history. Attribution:  Wyoming State Historical Society.

1871   Congress passed the Indian Appropriation Act greatly altering the relationship between Indian Tribes and the United States government.

1871   Congress established the civil service system.

1876   The first issue of the "Cheyenne Daily Sun" printed.  Attribution:  On This Day.

1876  A nighttime raid takes horses and cattle from Crook's Powder River Expedition. The cattle are recovered, but are driven to Ft. Fetterman.

1879   Congress establishes the United States Geological Survey.

1884  Buffalo incorporated.

1890  Buffalo Bill's Wild West show performs in Rome for Pope Leo.

1889  John E. Osborne concludes his service as Wyoming's Congressman.

1893  Clarence D. Clark concludes his term as Wyoming's Representative in Congress.

1895  Henry A. Coffeen concludes his term as Wyoming's Representative in Congress.

1895  Joseph M. Carey concluded his term as Senator from Wyoming.

1899  John E. Osborne concludes his term as Wyoming's Representative in Congress.

1909  Order placed for the USS Wyoming, BB-32, to be built.

1916  A spinsters convention is held in Gillette. Attribution:  Wyoming State Historical Society.

1917 The Cheyenne State Leader for March 3, 197 Troops arriving home

The Leader was also reporting on the Wyoming Guardsmen arriving home, and that the Colorado Guardsmen were enjoying Ft. D. A. Russell.

Villa was back in the news, reportedly getting ready to nab Carranza.
The Wyoming Tribune for March 3, 1917. Admitting the plot

Germany, surprisingly enough, did take ownership of the Zimmerman Note, although I'm still not too sure where the concept that they were seeking to draw the Japanese into the war, in addition to the Mexicans, comes from.

And the Wyoming National Guard was arriving in Cheyenne.

In addition, the German government forbid women's clothing from changing styles more than once every six months. 
1938  Ground broken on the Union building at UW.

2011 Governor Mead signed the bill referring the hunting rights amendment to the next general election.

2016  The Federal Government proposes delisting the grizzly bear from the Endangered Species List in the Yellowstone region.  This action does not result in the bear being taken off the list, but commences the process which is likely to lead to the grizzly being officially delisted as recovered.

2016  A conservative member of the Wyoming legislature together with an "ultraconservative" resident of Uinta County, represented by Drake Hill, the husband of former Wyoming Secretary of Education Cindy Hill who was a bitter opponent of Mead's, sued him and the the legislature in state court alleging improprieties associated with contracts for the Capitol Square project.

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